Written by Tom Clarke • Published 23rd March 2020 • 3 minute read

When there is uncertainty and processes see change hackers and individuals choose this opportunity to take advantage of the situation using it as a perfect distraction.

As the outbreak of COVID-19 circulates around the globe, more and more businesses are having to adapt their businesses to a far more digital offering.

Amidst the panic and chaos, hackers are now creating thousands of coronavirus-related websites on a daily basis to catch unsuspecting consumers out.

Italy, one of the countries most affected by the virus since the initial outbreak has seen a spike in attempted cyber-attacks to capture login credentials of employees working remotely. Cynet, a leading cybersecurity technologies company suggests that “companies with higher instances of the virus, and that have quarantined or instructed employees to work from home, are now experiencing a sharp rise in phishing attacks that target remote user credentials”

Cynet’s findings go on to show that in March 2019 just over 20 cases of phishing were reported in Italy, whilst between February 15 – March 15 of this year, over 70 cases have already been recorded.

With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at five cybersecurity firms that will keep you safe from hackers and your data protected.


Providing continuous threat monitoring and defence strategies for the rail and automotive industries, RazorSecure works specifically with trains, buses, planes and cars. Their software has been designed to operate in the most challenging environments including at 30,000 feet up in the air. Interestingly, RazorSecure’s software can protect systems without a guaranteed internet connection due to the automated response playbook that can respond when an attack is detected.


The Senseon platform provides a unique and innovative Al-led approach to dealing with cyber threat detection. Senseon’s USP is that it offers security teams unmatched visibility across organisations, which means even small attacks will get picked up. Through Al learning, Senseon trains itself based off of genuine threats, which in the long run helps to reduce false positive alerts.


The award-winning fraud detection platform has one single aim, to help organisations be sure that their users are who they say they are. From individual developers to the biggest names in financial services, AimBrain builds technology that helps to not only detect but also prevent fraud. If that wasn’t enough, the even better news for consumers is their single-minded approach – they want to make it as simple as possible for everyone to use. AimBrain has found a way to harness the power of biometric authentication so that everyone can benefit from it.


If you’ve struggled in the past to determine if a user is who they say they are, either at work or at home, Callsign are here ready to help. Using real-time AI-powered identity and authentication solutions, Callsign helps your users get on with their digital lives in the most seamless way possible, whilst being verified and safe. Some of their clientele include BT, Accenture, Deloitte and KPMG.


Welcome to the future of security. Tessian is in the process of building the world’s first human layer security platform which will keep sensitive data and systems private and secure.

Whether it’s misdirected emails or phishing, Tessian can come to the rescue for unsuspecting users. Tessian combines historical email data and stateful machine learning to decide if an email looks like a security threat.

So far Tessian are working with leading enterprises across financial, legal and technology sectors using natural language processing and the Tessian Parallax Engine to automatically investigate all inbound emails in real-time, before warning users if something looks unusual.


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