Global Incident Response Threat Report

Election, COVID-19 create perfect storm for increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks

In This Incident Response Threat Report

“Criminals never let a good crisis go to waste,” observes Greg Foss, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist at VMware Carbon Black.

This certainly holds true amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2020, the FBI and Secret Service reported a wave of COVID-19-related cybercrimes and threats as criminals capitalized on widespread anxiety, confusion, and reliance on digital technology and online networks.

As November approaches, the cybersecurity challenges of the pandemic are colliding with 2020 U.S. presidential election.

This sixth edition of the Global Incident Response Threat Report paints a picture of this evolving threat landscape, discusses the impact of COVID-19 and the U.S. presidential election, and provides some best practices for IR teams and security teams looking to fight back.

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