With the weight of the world on its shoulders, the Internet, like Atlas, has kept the sky from falling. As a pandemic moves the global workplace online, we brace for the challenges that lie ahead. Now cyber threats around the world are on the rise, targeting health, governmental and financial institutions.
In Italy alone there's been a reported staggering 30 percent increase in cyberattacks since the outbreak of the coronavirus. With our institutions more vulnerable than ever, a quarantined workforce must take proper steps and precautions to safeguard organizational apps and assets from exploitation.
Vicarius, the Israeli cyberfirm behind TOPIA, announced Friday its plans to offer remote workers free software protection and assistance for all third-party apps.
"Our expertise is identifying and blocking software vulnerabilities," said Michael Assraf, Vicarius's CEO. "This is what most remote workers need most urgently as they work from home off vulnerable networks. What we're offering remote workers isn't just nice-to-have –– it's unfortunately necessary today.
The World Health Organization issued a report Monday warning the public of WHO imposters on a vicious phishing spree. Worldometers, an international statistics tracker, said it was the target of a DDoS attack and "malicious act.” Earlier this week, the US Department of Health and Human Services suffered a severe attack. The reported damage is still unclear.
Vicarius's TOPIA identifies vulnerabilities, prioritizes threats and patchless security patching, helping security team fast-track security cycles.
Since the outbreak, the hardest hit countries have reported a 30 percent increase in cyberattacks. Vicarius provides the perfect solution by inoculating programs with a cloud-based service that is ideal for remote access.