IT asset disposal specialist DSA Connect, saw enquiries during March increase by 35% when compared to February, and by 52% more than in January. Overall enquiries in Q1 were 55% higher than the same period last year, and revenue was up 46%.
Chairman Harry Benham, said: “Fraudsters are opportunistic, and many have jumped on the coronavirus crisis to target employers and their staff. Sadly, people are desperate to find out information and this increases the chances of them forgetting the basics of cybersecurity and visiting unsafe websites where they could become the victim of a scam which could lead to a data breach. As a result of this, we have seen a significant increase in employers contacting us asking if we can remove data remotely from their systems, reducing the chances of data breaches should their employees, who are working from home, become the victim of a phishing or malware attack.”
DSA Connect specialises in the erasure and destruction of electronic data using tools certified by CESG and approved by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). It ensures that all data storage media and equipment is removed from a client’s premises and transported to its secure facility in unmarked, tracked vehicles.