Two out of five remote workers in the UK are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, as they have not received any information on how to prevent pandemic-related fraud COVID-19 or have not been trained in their safety video calls. This according to a new report Fasthosts, which addressed the additional cyber risks faced by remote workers in both the United Kingdom and other countries.
According to the report, 54% of remote employees work without VPN, possibly increasing the risk violation personal and corporate data. In addition, about 25% allow other people in the house to have access in confidential documents.
The researchers also found that those working in the science and pharmaceutical industries were more likely to allow other people in the home to access the computer or laptop their.
Despite recent positive developments regarding the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, remote work is expected to increase even more, even after the end of the pandemic. Fasthosts reported data from the Institute of Managers, according to which 74% of 958 company executives intend to continue working remotely after the pandemic. It is therefore vital that organizations provide the essentials tools and the elementary education, to ensure that their staff is safer working from home.
In addition, Michelle Stark, Sales and Marketing Director at Fasthosts, stated: "It is sad to see the dangers of cybercrime so widespread, with so many Britons working from home. Maintaining your online and business security is vital to maintaining the security of your confidential data. "We urge all consumers to read our top tips, be more careful and seek the right education while working from home."
Last month, a Mimecast report said remote employees were increasingly putting corporate data at risk, and systems, failing to follow the security of best practices, thus paving the way for cyber attacks.