Remote working has increased risk of a cyber breach, say three quarters of UK businesses

Nearly three quarters of business decision makers (71 per cent) believe that the shift to 100 per cent remote working during the Covid-19 crisis has increased the likelihood of a cyber breach, according to new data released by cyber security company Centrify, a leading provider of Identity-Centric privileged access management solutions.

The data, obtained via a poll of 200 senior business decision-makers in large- and medium-sized UK companies conducted by independent polling company Censuswide on behalf of Centrify, also revealed that 46 per cent have already noted an increase in phishing attacks since implementing a policy of widespread remote working. The polling took place on 26th – 27th March, as the UK government announced much stricter lockdown policies to tackle the Coronavirus, including urging all employees to work from home where possible.

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