According to a new survey commissioned by WatchGuard, remote workers may pose a bigger threat to IT security than office workers.
The findings gathered responses from UK cybersecurity, IT, and business professionals showed that 83% of respondents said that cybersecurity attacks on their company will likely increase over the next year as businesses shift to hybrid working arrangements.
Among the most common cybersecurity threats, phishing attacks were at the top of the list, followed by ransomware. In fact, over half of respondents said they had experienced some sort of end-point attacks over the last 12 months.
The WatchGuard survey says that investing into the right skills and technology will be key to improving workplace security.
“The survey reveals that home workers are at most risk and that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are the most popular way to gain a ‘foot in the door’ into corporate networks,” said Jon-Marc Wilkinson, Sales Director UK & Ireland at WatchGuard Technologies. “With budgets and skills in short supply, it is more important than ever for companies to spend their money wisely on technology that will help protect users and their endpoint devices – wherever they are – and is easy to deploy and manage.”