More than 70% of enterprises have faced assaults on endpoints and IoT devices in 2020

The change to telecommuting has opened up new gates to infiltrate corporate perimeters for cybercriminals. Analysts agree that ransomware, remote control and vulnerable networks are becoming core business issues.

Hackers are attacking IoT computers and endpoints amid the pandemic
The current global coronavirus pandemic, which has contributed to the significant change of remote work formats and the greater use of hybrid IT systems by most organisations in the world, has been the cause for the growing difficulty and rise in the amount of threats to information security. 72 percent of companies noted a rise in the amount of accidents relating to the protection of endpoints and Internet of Things (IoT) products in 2020, according to researchers from Cybersecurity Insiders.

In the next 12 months, a further 56 percent of respondents consider their company to be liable to be compromised by such attacks. The research funded by Pulse Safe, hired 325 policy makers in the United States for IT and cybersecurity. They served a diverse spectrum of industries, ranging from financial services and healthcare to electricity and the public sector.

“The findings make it clear that the issue of Internet security things and endpoints became much more serious because many organizations’ employees were forced to work remotely, says the findings of Scott Gordon (Scott Gordon), Pulse Secure Marketing director. “The danger is real and growing. On a positive note, however, organizations are investing in crucial cybersecurity init

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Companies pay off for machine downtime and diminished efficiency.

Three other key challenges facing them in 2020 were highlighted by survey participants. Ransomware (78 percent), network protection and remote access concerns (61 percent) and compromised passwords were among them (58 percent ).

IT specialists cited the introduction of technologies to enhance system stability (41 percent of respondents), increased verification of the state of their remote access systems (35 percent), and improved capabilities to detect and control IoT devices as ways to address these problems (22 percent ).

The most important negative effect was decreased consumer productivity (55%) and IT (45%) among those who fall victim to endpoint or IoT protection incidents, followed by system downtime (42 percent ).

“As organizations take advantage of greater employee mobility, versatility in the workplace and cloud computing technologies, the variety of customers, applications, networks and threats continues to expand. Organizations not only need to protect endpoints and adhere to user protocols, but also maintain sufficient IoT system connectivity.

The complex identification, authentication, tracking, correction and system access management can be enhanced by modern Zero Confidence protection measures’, – said Holger Schulze (Holger Schulze), CEO and founder of Cybersecurity Insiders.

In fact, the Internet of Things systems have turned out to be the targets of an ever-increasing number of cyber threats. As a result, not just IT and security personnel, but the whole company must take additional measures. It should be deemed mandatory for consumer training to implement cyber hygiene to workers. Also, now is the time for organisations to do so.