More and more cyber attacks.  Italy among the most targeted in the world, especially research and education

More and more cyber attacks. Italy among the most targeted in the world, especially research and education

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More and more cyber attacks.  Italy among the most targeted in the world, especially research and education

Check Point has been on a steady rise since mid-2020, as teleworking has grown. In July 2021, our country recorded an average of 5,016 attacks per week against organizations in the sector, a figure second only to that of India

From mid-2020 there is a steady increase in the average number of cyber attacks per organization per week, with a greater number of attacks towards the education and research sector compared to other sectors. India, Italy, Israel are the most targeted countries. This is what emerges from a research carried out by Check Point Research (Cpr), the Threat Intelligence division of Check Point Software Technologies.

In particular, industry organizations find themselves engaged in a cybersecurity battle like never before. In July 2021, India experienced the highest volume of cyberattacks with an average of 5,196 attacks per week. They are followed by Italy, which had an average of 5,016 and Israel, with 4,011 attacks per week.

In 2020, the company recalls in the study, “the Covid-19 pandemic forced organizations to suddenly move to primarily remote work. Within weeks, organizations that did not have existing telecommuting programs had to adapt and upgrade their infrastructure so employees could work from home We are now in mid-2021 e organizations across many industries face an increasingly complex threat landscape“.

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