IT Teams Are at Higher Risk Due To Increasing Teleworking End-Point Exploitation

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IT Teams Are at Higher Risk Due To Increasing Teleworking End-Point Exploitation

About 67% of the IT professionals are seriously concerned with the increased teleworking end-point Exploitation mistreatment, a recent study reveals.

At present, most of the employees are working from home – far from corporate settings and on insecure networks. A new study from Prey Software examines the growing remote work challenges induced by the global pandemic. In many cases, employees are using other unsafe systems from their home offices.

In this concerning work era, roughly 43.13% of professionals will continue to work remotely, even after the situation gets better. With this, roughly two out of three IT professionals are worried about teleworking end-point exploitation as well as device misuses.

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According to the study, most employees will be working from remote locations for a long time. They will join almost 63% of technology professionals who have some sort of remote working policy ready and implemented even before the pandemic. This has driven a vastly expanded remote workforce globally.

As explained by Norman Gutiérrez, Cybersecurity Researcher at Prey Software – “As the pandemic hit in early 2020, organizations had to cope with the new reality of a remote workforce. Our survey found a whopping 75 percent were unprepared for this rapid shift and that endpoint security had become one of their top priorities.”

Most of the surveyed IT executives are highly concerned about the visible lack of IT infrastructure in this advanced working ecosystem. It is mainly concerning while allocating resources to the sudden remote workers. This is followed by professionals who are using third-party software, gradually more overwhelmed IT staff, and not having enough devices for all.

Even the lack of IT budget highly concerns – along with new IT personnel without the necessary experience. Out of the surveyed IT workers, around 62% indicated that cyber threats have increased after the pandemic started. In fact, more than 50% also agreed to the fact that COVID-19 and home-office had made cybersecurity a more significant challenge lately, and another 41% somewhat agreed to it.

Clearly, data encryption solutions are also highly appreciated in order to deliver advanced protection for static data on every end-point. Moreover, remote work must appear in collaboration with cybersecurity education for employees and frequent end-point Exploitation.

The study identifies end-point security as the top-most priority of the modern cybersecurity landscape. This is undoubtedly a way to secure remote work devices while businesses maintain a minimum level of security at the same time – especially for the data in transit.

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Some of the principal findings from this study are –

  • Nearly 67% of surveyed IT professionals said that end-point misuse developed in some way in their company.
  • Nearly 44% of the respondents are concerned that with more liberal BYOD policies, their personal devices are being utilized in the workplace. This is being done without any risk assessment.

Clearly, identity and access management are necessary for over half of the companies (participated in the survey. Indeed, software management sits right in the middle – a critical error in a distant world. Even the backup and web filtering are of less priority, and this is only relevant to one-third of the surveyed IT professionals.

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