The pandemic causes citizens to be more exposed than ever to cybercrime
- The health crisis has tripled the use of the Internet in homes for work purposes. At the same time, accessing company data from home has made homes a perfect target for cybercriminals.
- S2 Grupo, has pointed out that one of the allies in the fight against cybercrime in homes is Artificial Intelligence, such as Soffie. This alerts us if it detects that our passwords may have been compromised or if there are "strange" connections on our network, for example.
Valencia, February 4, 2021.- On the occasion of the celebration of the International Secure Internet Day, the Valencian company S2 Grupo has highlighted that the pandemic has caused citizens to be more exposed than ever on the Internet and to the action of cybercriminals.
According to data from the INE, Internet use is absolutely widespread in Spain and this is supported by figures with 95.3% of households connected and 15.5 million people having Internet access.
“Teleworking has been implemented in all jobs where it is possible for over a year, however, it has not been done with all the cybersecurity measures. This means that employees from home have access to the data of the company where they work, just as it happens with managers, in this way all the information is more open and available. This is the configuration of what we can call the ‘perfect storm’ of a cyber-attack”, said José Rosell, managing partner of S2 Grupo.
The cybersecurity company has highlighted that in the last year the use of the Internet for work has tripled in our country and the fact that our company's data can be accessed through our home makes us more desirable victims for cybercriminals.
“At home, we don't take adequate security measures. In fact, the most used passwords in Spain continue to be 123456, 123456789 and 12345. The theft of one of our credentials can give access to all our accounts, as we repeat them on many occasions. In addition, the unsafe use of WiFi networks also exposes us to cybercriminals connecting to our network”, emphasized Miguel A. Juan, managing partner of S2 Grupo. S2 Grupo
Given this situation, company experts have stressed that one of the allies to combat cybercrime in homes is Artificial Intelligence (AI). An example is S2 Grupo's “Soffie”. This AI platform has revolutionized the Internet of Things by connecting all the sensors in a home (smart speakers, TV, lights, etc.) to be in the care of the people who inhabit it, pets, etc.
In addition, along with these functionalities and multiple family care capabilities, Soffie helps in taking care of the digital life of homes by identifying if any of our accounts have been compromised or if there is a “strange” device connected to our network, for example. In this way, it warns if there is any alert that requires changing the passwords of our accounts or devices, it warns if something suspicious has been detected in relation to them on the deep web, etc.
From S2 Grupo, it has been concluded that on the occasion of the celebration of the International Secure Internet Day we must pay special attention to this matter and to the cybersecurity use of new technologies because every year the consequences of the action of cybercriminals are greater in number of crimes, money and people affected.