COVID-19 has generated that dynamics in the context of cybersecurity change significantly, due to the displacing of activities of organizations in the city to home in telework mode. The cybersecurity architecture at home does not have the same levels of security as in organizations, even more if the house has been developed under a smart infrastructure (smart home) scheme, the cybersecurity attack surface expands. This context could be one of the reasons why the number of attacks has increased significantly to more than 35%. VPN solutions are uses to protect telecommuting communications but security attacks exploit vulnerabilities of home-equipment and people, so VPN solutions could reduce their efficiency. Attackers have focused on social engineering attacks that use the concerns generated by the covid-19 pandemic to be more effective in their attacks. This study presents an analysis of cybersecurity attacks that have appeared during this pandemic and how it forces to change defense strategies in cybersecurity.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the World Conference on Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability, WS4 2020|
|Editors||Xin-She Yang, Simon James Fong, Segundo Moises Toapanta, Ion Andronache, Niko Phillips|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jul 2020|
|Event||2020 World Conference on Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability, WS4 2020 - Virtual, London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 27 Jul 2020 → 28 Jul 2020
|Name||Proceedings of the World Conference on Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability, WS4 2020|
|Conference||2020 World Conference on Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability, WS4 2020|
|Period||27/07/20 → 28/07/20|
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