Survey: 85% of CISOs Admit they Sacrificed Cybersecurity to Quickly Enable Employees to Work Remotely
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Netwrix, a cybersecurity vendor that makes data security easy, today announced the release of its 2020 Cyber Threats Report, which summarizes feedback from 937 IT professionals worldwide about the recent cyber threats they have faced and how quickly they were able to respond. Netwrix conducted this online survey in June 2020 to understand how the pandemic and ensuing work-from-home (WFH) initiatives changed the IT risk landscape.
The survey revealed that every fourth organization feels that they are exposed to more risks than before the pandemic. Of them, 63% reported an increase in the frequency of cyberattacks and 60% found new security gaps as a result of the transition to remote work. What is more worrisome is that 85% of CISOs said that they had sacrificed cybersecurity to quickly enable remote work — and that's just those who admitted it.
Organizations were asked to list the incidents they have experienced since the transition to remote work; the most common threat patterns were dependent on the human factor: phishing (48%), admin mistakes (27%) and improper data sharing by employees (26%).
Other findings discovered by the survey include:
To get the complete findings of the Netwrix 2020 Cyber Threats Report, please visit https://www.netwrix.com/2020_cyber_threats_report.html.
Netwrix makes data security easy, thereby simplifying how professionals can control sensitive, regulated and business-critical data, regardless of where it resides. Over 10,000 organizations worldwide rely on Netwrix solutions to secure sensitive data, realize the full business value of enterprise content, pass compliance audits with less effort and expense, and increase the productivity of IT teams and knowledge workers.
Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 150 industry awards and been named to both the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.
For more information, visit www.netwrix.com.
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