Cybersecurity For The Post-COVID Economy

There has been a 30% increase in cyber attacks since the pandemic. Given its swift spread and large impact, is it safe to predict the next pandemic will be digital?

Between February and March 2020, phishing and hacking affairs have risen by 37 percent. Since the pandemic, we have grown into new practices. However, our very adjustments have also led us to new weaknesses. 

Take remote work and distance learning for example. Not only do virtual practices warrant for more internet usage, but also more technologies. Conveniently, businesses under remote circumstances may require more customer-facing networks, or online cloud services - all of which have been exploited by cyberattackers.

Between March and April 2020, more than 192,000 coronavirus-related cyber attacks were reported each week. Before coronavirus, cyberattacks were 30 percent lower. In the near future, cyberpandemics may spread faster, and further, than biological viruses - with equal or larger impact.

Knowing this, cybersecurity is more crucial than ever. Recovering from digital destruction could be very challenging, and the economic impact of a digital shutdown could be immense. Take a look at the infographic below to learn what coronavirus has taught us about cybersecurity.
 

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