In this week’s DevOps news, VMware Carbon Black issues its semiannual Global Incident Response Threat Report. In it, the firm warns readers that COVID-19 has brought a surge in cyberattacks that security teams are struggling to keep up with — 53% of survey respondents reported increases in cyberattacks related to COVID-19. Top endpoint security issues to be addressed include remote access inefficiencies, VPN vulnerabilities, and staff shortages. Looking forward, cloud jacking was identified by 42% of respondents as “very likely” to become more common in the next 12 months.
Reinforcing how COVID-19 has changed the cybersecurity landscape, AT&T Cybersecurity released results of its research in which it found that 70% of large businesses believe remote work makes them more vulnerable to cyberattacks. In response, 47% of businesses say they expect to grow their digital transformation of business processes and cloud implementation in 2021; 40% plan to adopt new automation and robotic tools; and 48% of businesses with more than 5,000 employees expect to change technology partners.