Recently, the topic of data scraping has been in the news. But what is it? How do people do it? Why would anyone want to do it? Are there any dangers associated with it? And what can be done to deal with it?
cyber incident response plans
Instances of ransomware have exploded in the past five years. In 2020 alone, it is estimated that the total cost to Canadian organizations in paid ransoms and lost productivity was US$4 billion.
Cyber attacks were a serious risk even before the COVID-19 pandemic. As many organizations have instituted work-from-home procedures, the risk is elevated. The increase of non-standard communications, the use of new and untested remote working arrangements and a heightened level of stress and anxiety all create new vulnerabilities for threat actors to take advantage of. Incorrectly addressed emails, theft of company devices and a massive increase in remote connections all increase the risk of a successful cyber attack.