Cyber Clinic Webinar: The Hacks that Defined 2020 and Predictions for 2021

Date: Thursday 10th December
Time: 11am-11.45am

In 2020 it feels like everything has changed. Fundamental shifts in how we go about our lives both in and out of work have led to an evolution in the way we engage with technology: laptops that never left their docking stations were set up in makeshift home offices; local delivery firms became inundated with orders from new customers desperate to buy the essentials for their homes; Parliament debated remotely through Zoom calls… The list goes on.

Technology has made it possible for us to achieve a degree of normalcy in what have been far from normal times. However, it’s increased prevalence in our lives has also brought risks. Since the UK Government enforced a nationwide lockdown to tackle the spread of coronavirus, cybercriminals have redoubled their efforts to launch cyber-attacks that cause disruption and extort money from their victims.

The first half of 2020 saw an approximate 35% increase in total cyber-attack volume compared to the second half of 2019, and these cyber-attacks became more sophisticated as cybercriminals targeted the very things – remote working, online shopping, Zoom calls – that have made our lives a little more bearable.

In this webinar we will explore the hacks that defined in 2020, and share our predictions for the cyber security landscape in 2021. If you’re keen to understand the threats you face and how you can continue to benefit from the latest technology whilst protecting yourself both in and out of work, join us.