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Remote Workers Expected to Expose Businesses to Threats

IT decision makers show concern about remote workers' attitude to security.

Around two-thirds (63%) of practitioners expect their mobile and remote workers to expose their organisation to the risk of a data breach.

According to a survey of 604 UK and US IT security decision makers by Apricorn, found 55% said that their remote workers have knowingly put corporate data at risk of a breach over the last year, and 43% of UK respondents said their employees “don’t care about security.”

Ninety-five per cent of those surveyed agreed that their organisation's mobile/remote workers were aware of IT security risks and practices and followed required policies to protect the data they work with at all times.

Jon Fielding, managing director for EMEA at Apricorn, said: “Data breaches are an unfortunate reality, but it’s encouraging to see that businesses are taking proactive measures to mitigate these risks. Companies are now implementing more robust controls and investing in advanced technologies to safeguard sensitive information.

“Businesses have made significant strides in improving their response and reporting processes and the need for transparency and accountability when it comes to notifying regulatory authorities.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

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