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If your staff work remotely, you need to be on top of this

Remote and hybrid working is now the norm for many of us.

But a recent survey has found that, despite it being more than two years since we were forced to work from home, too many businesses still don’t have the right cyber security measures in place for remote working.

Ali Gamble, Marketing Manager for ILUX looks at the results and discusses how you can improve your cyber strategy.

The survey was originally intended to find out more about spending plans from now into next year. However, the results highlighted just how few businesses have the right cyber security protections.

And it’s a worry.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, cyber security incidents – like malware, ransomware, and data breaches – have risen sharply. Cyber criminals began by taking advantage of the panic, and have since developed increasingly sophisticated tactics.

It’s costing businesses around the world billions, plus causing excessive downtime.

While the survey did show that around two thirds of businesses have good web security measures in place, like malware filters, some of the results were more disappointing.

Just 50% of companies have cloud-based cyber security systems in place right now (although 15% are exploring their options).

Cloud security gives businesses multiple layers of protection across their network and infrastructure that helps to keep data better protected against breaches or attacks.

Not only is it a good defence, but it also identifies threats before they become an issue.

The survey also highlighted that 10% of businesses plan to implement access management, which ensures only the right people can access the right systems.

A further 9% intend to prioritise VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) to allow secure network access for remote workers.

They’re also looking at zero-trust solutions where your network assumes every device or connection is a threat, until proven otherwise.

Of course, our advice is that you should already have these security solutions in place – especially if you have remote or hybrid workers.

If not, this is something to take action on quickly. All you need to do is pick up the phone or send us an email. We can help.

Find out more about Hybrid and remote working

We are also hosting a series of webinars in the autumn where we will be offering bite-sized and practical advice on how to improve your cyber security strategy. Register today for your free place on any or all of the events starting in September 2022.

Ali Gamble
Marketing Manager

alison.gamble@ilux.co.uk
Tel: 01480 501500
Mobile: 07872 565882

For Alison’s other articles, blogs and insights, click here.

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