For a lot of people remote and hybrid working is now the norm.
But a recent survey has found that, although it has been more than two years since many of us were forced to work from home, too many businesses still do not have the correct cyber security measures in place for those away from the office.
This particular survey was originally intended to learn about spending plans from now into next year. However, the results highlighted just how few businesses have the correct cyber security protections. And it is a worrying statistic.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, cyber security incidents such as malware, ransomware and data breaches have risen significantly. Cyber criminals began by taking advantage of the panic, and have since developed increasingly sophisticated tactics.
It has cost businesses around the world billions along with masses of excessive downtime.
Whilst the survey did show that approximately two thirds of businesses have good web security measures active and in place, some of the results were a little more disappointing.
Right now just half of companies have cloud-based cyber security systems in place.
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 defence but it also identifies threats before they become an issue.
The survey highlighted that 10% of business plan to implement access management. This ensures only the right people can access the right systems.
A further 9% intend to prioritise VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) to allow secure network access for remote workers.
They are also looking at zero-trust solutions. This is where your network assumes that every device is a threat until proven otherwise.
Of course, our advice is that you should already have these security solutions in place, especially if you have remote or hybrid workers.
If not, this is something to take action on quickly. We can help. All you need to do is send us an email or book your 15 minute initial consultation below.