With the onset of COVID-19, there were a plethora of new opportunities for cybercriminals to take advantage of our uncertainties, fears, and overall lack of knowledge about this virus and how it was spreading. What we are finding is that malicious activity is spreading just as fast.
Repeatedly using the same passwords or using ‘weak’ passwords can leave you vulnerable to hackers. If a hacker cracks your passwords, they could gain access to your social media accounts, bank accounts, emails, and other sensitive accounts that hold your confidential, personal data. If someone obtains access to this information, you could become the victim of identity theft. Therefore, creating a strong password is vital.
There are gaps in cybersecurity and the level of risk awareness as most of us work from home right now. If heading back to an office environment happens for some, it isn’t going to be the majority of workers, at least anytime soon.
There is no way to emphasize enough, just how important it is for small businesses to be prepared for a cyberattack. According to a recent survey by the Wall Street Journal Pro Research of 400 companies and their security officers, many companies are not taking it seriously enough to improve their readiness and risk of exposure.