New Report Finds Organizations Facing Vulnerabilities with Remote Work

October 5, 2020

Hikvision HikWire blog article 3 Tips to Stay Cybersecure

Hikvision Work From Home Blog Series: 3 Tips to Stay Cybersecure covers vulnerabilities organizations are facing with the transition to a remote workforce in the story, “Report: Enterprises caught off-guard by remote work cybersecurity challenges.”

The article covers the report, “2020 Remote Workforce Cybersecurity Report,” which was conducted by cybersecurity provider, Fortinet, in June. It aimed to uncover how companies adapted to the rapid change to teleworking.   

From the article: “We shouldn’t be surprised, given the speed at which the COVID-19 pandemic spread, that enterprises have found the last few months challenging to the extreme. Still, the scale of this challenge—as captured in Fortinet’s research—boggles the mind. Nearly two-thirds of the businesses surveyed had to transition over half of their workforce to remote work practically overnight. And 83 percent of those organizations found this transition moderately, very, or extremely challenging.”

The report also found that:

  • Secure connectivity posed the greatest challenge for the switch to remote work, according to 32 percent of respondents.
  • The majority of those surveyed planned to invest in VPNs, access control technologies, and cloud security.
  • Two-thirds witnessed an increase in security breach attempts, while 34 percent surveyed experienced a breach.

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Read this Hikvision blog for tips to prevent vulnerabilities and to learn to identify phishing attacks: “Hikvision’s Work from Home Cyber Series: 3 Tips for Working Securely During COVID-19.”

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