Verizon cybersecurity expert decodes increasing remote work challenges for companies | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, working from home seemed like a distant dream for most of us. In some offices, the concept remained just that — a concept. Cut to 2024, now 76.07% of employees in India prefer having control over their working hours and would take a pay cut to guarantee the flexibility of working remotely or have the opportunity to alternate between home and office, according to ADP Research Institute.

However, working remotely or even in a hybrid culture brings its own sets of challenges and among them, one is cybersecurity — something that companies are willing to bet big on but are not ready for the challenges. CISCO Cybersecurity Readiness Index in 2023 revealed that only 24% of Indian businesses are ready to combat modern cybersecurity risks and about 80% of Indian companies faced a security breach in the last two years.

A huge part of keeping the company and employee data safe is to have the infrastructure ready and provide employees with devices — computers and phones — specifically for work. These devices act as security guards, armed with the latest defences like antivirus software and encryption. When everyone’s using the same gear, it’s easier to keep an eye on potential problems and fix them faster. Plus, it beats the risks of folks using their personal devices, which might not have the right protection.


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