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The year 2020 has undoubtedly brought about one of the biggest challenges of cybersecurity. After all, overnight, thousands of people had to migrate to the home office because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Brazil, for example, 46% of companies adopted this modality at the beginning of the country's health crisis.

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And, of course, cybercriminals took advantage of this moment of such an unexpected change. According to Kaspersky's security bulletin , around 360,000 new malicious files were created and detected daily, an increase of 5.2% compared to 2019.

In addition, when we look only at the first quarter of last year, there was an increase of more than 350% in attempts at ransomware scams in Brazil . In other words, digital protection has never been more necessary for companies.

General Data Protection Law

It is worth remembering that companies, even before migrating to remote work, were already looking for the necessary solutions to guarantee the cyber security of the stored data. After all, the LGPD was already approved since 2018.

Briefly reviewing Law No. 13,709 , it guarantees greater control of citizens over personal information, requiring consent for the use of the data and, above all, defining punishments for companies that breach the LGPD or that expose the private information it stores.

How will it be in 2021?

The challenges continue in 2021. Of course, experience, along with the fact that remote work is no longer a novelty, helps with data control and security. However, some loopholes can be exploited by hackers .

One of them, which jeopardizes the correct flow of companies this year, is the possible gaps and backdoors , which may have been left in the fast process of migration to the cloud in the last year.


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