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30 Tips in 30 Days

Cybersecurity in the new normal

The unexpected and broad disruption caused by COVID-19 opened the floodgates to cybercriminals looking to take advantage as we all focused on remaining resilient and moving our workers into a virtual environment.

The pandemic has been classified as the largest-ever cybersecurity threat.

And it has capitalized on our fears.

  • Cyberattack complaints to the FBI climbed to 4,000 a day, a 400% increase.
  • Phishing and social engineering attacks average 20,000-30,000 a day.
  • Ransomware attacks climbed 800%.
  • Remote work has increased the average cost of a breach by $137,000.
  • Google blocked 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to the coronavirus in April.

Read more: Fraud and cybercrimes exploding during COVID-19

The dust has not yet settled, and it’s difficult to know what the new normal will look like in the coming months and years. But the cybercriminal watchdogs at Wipfli say here is where we’re headed:

  1. Adopting zero trust architecture
  2. Better threat is intelligence needed as diverse products are implemented
  3. Cybersecurity decisions need to be made through a risk-assessment lens
  4. Cyber resilience must become a core part of operations
  5. Employees are the weakest link in your defenses and need more training
  6. Cloud security is paramount

To help you manage and respond to the biggest cyber issues — and in honor of Cybersecurity Awareness month — our team has compiled 30 cyber tips

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