Tech Friday with Dave Hatter- November 13th 2020 - SPONSORED BY INTRUST IT


  • Forbes - 60 Seconds In Cybersecurity: Here’s What Happens In Just One Malicious Internet Minute:
  • Businesses are much easier targets for cybercriminals because employees are working from home:
    • A recent study reported that only 31% of Americans are concerned with data security despite a 400% increase in cyberattacks this year
    • Crowdstrike reported more cyberattacks in the first half of 2020 than all of 2019
    • CNBC reported that cyberattacks now cost $200,000 on average and put some out of business
    • Ransomware costs have risen 184% from $12,762 to $36,295 in Q2 2019 according to a Coveware study
    • Ransomware attacks globally surged 40 per cent to reach 199.7 million hits in Q3 2020, according to SonicWall
    • Wandera says that a new phishing site launches every 20 seconds
    • 89% of breaches had a financial or espionage motive 64% of confirmed data breaches involved weak, default or stolen passwords - Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report
    • A Clark School study at the University of Maryland is one of the first to quantify the near-constant rate of hacker attacks of computers with Internet access— every 39 seconds on average, affecting one in three Americans every year 
    • By 2025 there will be roughly 75 billion connected devices. According to figures compiled within a recent Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, there are 25 connected devices per 100 inhabitants in the US. Each is a risk
    • 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error
    • 92% of malware is delivered by email
    • Data breach costs are expected to reach $5 trillion by 2024
      • What you can do to be safer:
      • Install Software patches & firmware updates regularly
      • Use a Password Manager
      • Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) everywhere
      • Use Anti-Malware / Endpoint protection
      • Use a firewall
      • Avoid Public Wi-Fi
      • Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
      • Don't download "free" software you have not vetted
      • Use Encryption (at rest and in motion)
      • Backup data and verify the backup integrity
      • Take a Zero Trust stance
      • SETA (Security, Education, Training and Awareness)
      • Be skeptical. Stop, Think, Protect. Be a human firewall!
      • Remember, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you. They are
  • Forrester predictions for 2021:
    • Privacy related regulatory and legal rise as more privacy laws are passed
    • Zero-party data collection, information that a customer freely provides to a company, creates opportunities for companies to do the right thing and thrive
    • More privacy leaders will report to the CEO
    • CCPA may lead to the U.S. federal privacy legislation
    • Insider threats cause more incidents
    • A direct-to-consumer shift by industries will cause more data breaches
    • More companies will rely on risk quantification technology
    • Gartner predicts that 75% of CEOs will be personally liable for cyber-physical security incidents by 2024, as the financial impact of breaches grows
    • Get the report here:https://go.forrester.com/