Remote and hybrid working is now the norm for a lot of people.
But a recent survey has found that, despite being more than two years since many of us were forced to work from home, many businesses still don’t have the proper cybersecurity measures for those away from the office.
The survey was initially intended to learn about spending plans from now into next year. However, the results highlighted how few businesses have the proper cybersecurity protections.
And it’s a worry.
When did things “change?”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, cybersecurity incidents – like malware, ransomware, and data breaches – have risen sharply. Cybercriminals began by taking advantage of the panic and have since developed increasingly sophisticated tactics.
It’s costing businesses around the world billions, plus causing excessive downtime.
While the survey showed that around two-thirds of businesses have suitable web security measures in place, like malware filters, some results were more disappointing.
Just 50% of companies have cloud-based cybersecurity systems in place right now (another 15% are exploring their options).
So what should you do?
Cloud security gives businesses multiple layers of protection across their network and infrastructure that helps to keep data better protected against breaches or attacks.
Not only is it a good defense, but it also identifies threats before they become an issue.
The survey also highlighted that 10% of businesses plan to implement access management, which ensures only the right people can access the right systems.
A further 9% intend to prioritize VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) to allow secure network access for remote workers.
They’re also looking at zero-trust solutions where your network assumes every device or connection is a threat until proven otherwise.
Of course, we advise that you should already have these security solutions in place – especially if you have remote or hybrid workers.
If not, this is something to act on quickly. All you need to do is pick up the phone or send us an email. We can help.