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Cyber Crime: Survey by IT safety firm Check Point shows remote work brings more danger

Cyberattacks and threats have enhanced as hackers have taken benefit of the shift to remote and hybrid work. A current survey by IT safety firm Check Point Software Technologies revealed how organisations have been impacted by the pandemic, specifically when it comes to IT and safety methods. It confirms that there is a expanding shift towards cloud-based safety and safe access service edge (SASE) options. As organisations allow their workers to access corporate sources remotely, the SASE model addresses the limitations of standard network architectures, converging networking and safety in the cloud.

According to 45% of all respondents, organisations are at greater danger of cyberattacks as they shift to remote working. The industries reporting the highest level of cyberattacks had been finance (54%), utilities (52%) and manufacturing (47%). The top rated 3 concerns IT and safety experts contend with are scaling functionality (46%), addressing privacy and information sovereignty issues (42%) and supporting remote access for employees’ unmanaged devices (40%).



To meet the hike in demand for remote working, 69% of safety experts are adding on-prem capacity 66% are moving to cloud-based safety and surprisingly, 36% do each. When enabling remote access to corporate apps, 70% take into consideration the safety of applications against cyberattacks and zero-day threats to be of higher significance. Also, 94% are familiar with the safe access service edge framework, but adoption is slow, with 9% obtaining currently implemented it and 21% organizing to do so.



“The shift to remote and hybrid work is one of the most important changes to have taken place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many organisations have had to compromise network performance and protection across their distributed environments because they use multiple different point products, which leads to management complexity and fragmented threat visibility,” stated Rafi Kretchmer, vice-president of solution advertising and marketing, Check Point Software.

Essential FINDINGS
45% saw uptick in cyber attacks with shift to remote work
Data exfiltration and leakage (55%), phishing emails (51%) and account takeover (44%) saw highest improve
Scaling functionality (46%), guaranteeing privacy (42%) and supporting BYOD (40%) top rated administration challenges with remote access



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