In our last post, we discussed six cybersecurity threats that will likely have the greatest impact on organizations in 2021. Phishing campaigns will continue to proliferate, and many will exploit the fear and uncertainty that continues to surround the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts are also predicting “Nigerian Prince” scams preying on individuals and businesses looking for economic stimulus payments.
In a previous post, we took a look at the serious problem of insider threats. Accounting for 30 percent of all security breaches, insider threats include well-meaning users who make mistakes or work around security policies and insiders who attack company IT systems out of malice or for personal gain. The most expensive insider attacks involve credential theft, in which outside hackers steal legitimate usernames and passwords to gain access to IT systems.