ENISA gives tips to increase cyber resilience

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ENISA, the European agency for cybersecurity, has put a number of tips or best practices online for companies and organizations to increase their resilience against hackers and cyber-attacks. Implementing two-factor authentication and examining the backup strategy are two examples. The agency hopes organizations in the EU will take these tips to heart to increase Europe’s overall cyber resilience.

This is what ENISA writes in the policy document ‘Boosting your Organisation’s Cyber ​​Resilience’.

These trends explain the increasing number of cyber attacks

The cybersecurity agency reported in the latest edition of its annual Threat Landscape Report that the number of cyber threats has increased by 30 per cent in the past year compared to 2020. Compared to 2019, the increase was a whopping 60 per cent. Security experts warned in the report that the coronavirus pandemic posed a major challenge for system administrators and other IT staff. This is because many employees worked from home and security is often less well organized than on the work floor.

According to ENISA, three factors underlie the increasing number of cyberattacks. For starters, ransomware continues to play a major role, putting millions of businesses worldwide at risk of being the target of a ransomware attack. The fact that there is a lot of money to be made from hacking attacks is an important motivation for hackers and cybercriminals to carry out cyber attacks.

Finally, the number of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure has increased exponentially. By threatening to disrupt society, the victim is more likely to pay a ransom.

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