The KOVID-19 pandemic has imposed one of the largest increases in technology investment in history, according to the largest market study for IT leaders.
Companies spent the equivalent of about $ 15 billion more a week on technology to safely integrate work from home during the KOVID-19 pandemic, according to a KPMG / Harvey Nash 2020 market research study, according to Mediafax.
This was one of the largest increases in technology investment in history – world IT leaders spent more than a year on a three-month budget increase when the global crisis hit and quarantined around the world.
The largest market study for technology leaders worldwide, with more than 4,200 respondents from organizations in 83 countries and a combined budget of over $ 250 billion in technology, also found that in spite of this huge increase in investment, of which security costs and data protection had the largest share during the KOVID-19 pandemic, with 4 out of 10 IT leaders reporting that their organizations had experienced more cyber-attacks than usual.
More than three-quarters of these attacks were phishing (83%) and almost two-thirds were malware (62%), indicating that mass migration to remote work (“telework”) increased the company’s exposure to cyber attacks. in a cause for employees.
At the same time, organizations struggled to find qualified computer security professionals to support this shift to work from home and announced that cybersecurity (35%) is now the most sought-after technology skill in the world. This is the first time in more than a decade that cybersecurity skills have topped the list of technology roles and skills in companies.
“No one could have foreseen the unexpected mass relocation of the world workforce from a secure perimeter of the corporate network to living rooms, bedrooms and kitchen tables. “Therefore, the organization’s exposure to cyber-attacks has expanded significantly,” said Gabriel Tanase, a partner in KPMG Romania’s cyber and technology division.
“Therefore, it is not surprising that cyber-attacks have increased as a result of the impact caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,” he continued. “As Speech Phishing attacks become the main vector of attacks, the organization should focus on educating people about network security, rather than securing the new perimeter through technical measures,” concluded Gabriel Tinase.