36% of Israeli Companies Report Weekly Cyberattack Attempts, Report Says

This year, the cybercrime sector performed better, depending on tried-and-true assault methods including phishing, malware, DDoS, and more.

36% of Israeli Companies Report Weekly Cyberattack Attempts, Report Says
36% of Israeli Companies Report Weekly Cyberattack Attempts, Report Says | Image credits: Company Leaders

Over one-third of Israeli organizations have seen cyberattack attempts at least once a week, according to a new survey from Swiss cybersecurity company Acronis. Researchers gathered their data from an international poll of 3,600 IT managers and remote workers, all of whom work for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) National Security News.

According to a survey conducted in Israel, 43% of employees encounter 1-5 phishing attempts each week. Featured Image:

Israel is located in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), which is the most often attacked region in the globe. The country claimed that 36% of businesses reported weekly attempts at attack, which is slightly higher than the average rate of 30%. 55 percent of Bulgaria's IT managers reported weekly hazards, making it the country with the most to worry about.

SMBs and remote workers faced unprecedented hurdles last year as everyone was dispatched to work from home, relaxing security controls and making it easier for hackers to infiltrate a network. When it comes to cybersecurity, one-quarter of remote workers don't use even the most basic safeguards like multi-factor authentication, and phishing attempts are at an all-time high (58 percent). After the Netherlands and Switzerland, Israel had the third-highest rate of phishing attempts, with 43% of employees saying they receive 1-5 phishing attempts per week.
Using more SaaS and Cloud Computing services to aid in the adoption of trustworthy software that protects businesses and individuals from assaults might help alleviate some of the hazards associated with remote working. To keep up with the growth in demand for more secure remote monitoring and management capabilities, the demand for antiviral solutions climbed by 30% this year, from 43% last year to 73.3 percent in 2021.

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Acronis was established in 2003 in Singapore and incorporated in 2008 in Switzerland. It currently employs 1,700 people across 34 sites in 19 countries.. 5.5 million households and 500,000 businesses rely on its cybersecurity solutions. There was an equal number of remote workers and corporate IT team members responding to its annual Cyber Readiness Report, which was done in September and October of 2021. Countries that took part in the competition included: the State of Israel, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, France, India, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Candid Wuest, Acronis VP of Cyber Protection Research, said “The cybercrime industry proved to be a well-oiled machine this year – relying on proven attack techniques, like phishing, malware, DDoS and others,” [...] “Threat actors are increasingly expanding their targets, while organizations are held back by the growing complexity of IT infrastructure. Only a small number of companies have taken the time to modernize their IT stack with integrated data protection and cybersecurity. The threat landscape will continue to grow and automation is the only path to greater security, lower costs, improved efficiency, and reduced risks.”