As new cyberthreats loom over cyber citizens and organisations, the human element in a cyber setup remains the most vulnerable point. New and savvy netizens continue to be vulnerable to the same cyberthreats as before.
The new State of Cybersecurity 2021 Part 2 survey report from ISACA, sponsored by HCL Technologies, indicates that many organizations in India are experiencing an increase in cybersecurity attacks, with 32% of respondents indicating they had experienced more cyberattacks than the year before.
While organisations and governments, including big tech companies, are falling prey, they are also becoming aware and cyber-mature. But are they doing enough?
People: The Weakest Link
People remain the weakest link in the cyber equation of today. Tech support scams, which began as cold calls in the 90s and evolved into fake pop-ups of today, are still a global problem, impacting people of all ages.
While the new generation of netizens becomes savvier by the minute, they are still the ones who fall prey to the various cyberattacks.
Microsoft commissioned YouGov for a new 2021 survey across 16 countries to look at tech support scams and their effect on consumers. According to the survey, three out of five consumers have encountered a tech support scam in the last 12 months. In addition, one out of six consumers was conned into continuing with the scam, with victims losing up to…