Crimson, a Microsoft Gold Partner and IT recruitment firm, has partnered with threat intelligence specialists Cyjax, to deliver a report on the state of cyber security in 2020, which will be based on findings from a nationwide survey of IT professionals.
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The survey investigates the trends associated with cyber-attacks on businesses during 2020 and the different strategies technologists have used to overcome cyber security threats. Over the past six months organisations have worked hard to secure their systems, yet in 2020, phishing attacks, malspams and ransomware have increased by more than 40%. Remote networks are 3.5 times more likely to be infected. A recent study of 1,300 suspicious files reported that 42% were disguised as Zoom, 22% as WebEx, 13% as GoToMeeting and 11% as Flock or Slack.
IT professionals responsible for delivering cyber security strategies are invited to take part in the new nationwide survey, which will help UK IT departments review their approach and learn from other professionals.
Ian Thornton-Trump CD, CSIO for Cyjax, commented: "Two and a half million, five million and even upwards of ten million dollars has been paid to cyber criminals by organisations victimised by the combination punch of Ransomware combined with Blackmail – within the last year. Are we making the right choices, the right investments in people? Or are we far too reliant on outdated notions of permitter defences and underinvestment in digital transformation? These are the tough questions CISO's are asking themselves."
Andy Basham, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Crimson, said: "Attacks are on the increase, and the demand for Cyber Security professionals has reached unprecedented levels. There is a shortage of cyber professionals in the UK, as well as investing in Cyber as a career path; we need to analyse the data we have. This survey will help UK IT departments benchmark their activities and navigate the threats."
All participants will receive a copy of the report, which will also include comments from Cyber Security experts. Participants can choose to be anonymous or state their contact details to enter a prize draw to win £250 in Amazon vouchers. The survey will close on Friday 6th November at 5 pm.
To take part visit: https://bit.ly/cybersecuritysurvey20