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Many Employees Feel Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

A survey of more than 1,500 UK employees found widespread fear of becoming the victim of a cyberattack following the national order to impose social distancing and transition to remote work. 49% of respondents indicated that they lack confidence in their computer hardware, and 42% reported receiving a suspicious email while working from home.  


Notably, 18% indicated that they’d experienced a cybersecurity event while working from home, and more than half of breach victims indicated a malicious email was to blame. Phishing attacks have soared, up over 600% in the wake of COVID-19. 

While some participants felt that their employers provided helpful defensive tools, like antivirus software or access to a VPN service, only 28% received specific training for the endpoints and applications that comprise their workflow.  


The risks of remote work are well-documented, and with this arrangement likely to continue for the foreseeable future, now is the perfect time to ensure that your employees have the tools necessary to protect your valuable data.   


https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/half-of-remote-workers-feel-vulnerable-to-growing-cyberattacks

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