More Remote Workers Means More Cybersecurity Risk:
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In its annual "Cost of a Data Breach" report, IBM reveals that the average total cost of a data breach in the United States in 2020 is $8.64M and took an average of 237 days to identify and contain.1 But even more interestingly, 70% of respondents said remote work would increase the cost of a data breach, and slightly more (76%) said remote work would increase the time to identify and contain a breach.2
"Most enterprise security was not designed for remote work," explains Robert Selvaraj, CEO of SearchBlox Software, Inc.
"Most enterprise security was not designed for remote work," explains Robert Selvaraj, Co-founder and CEO of SearchBlox. "So the sudden, seismic shift to distributed teams poses huge cybersecurity risks." In industries that handle personally identifiable information (PII), including healthcare, financial services and government, these breaches can be especially devastating.
Consider this: prior to the COVID-19 pandemic only about 15% of U.S. employees worked from home and only some of the time.3 By the middle of April, half of U.S. employees were doing all of their work remotely.4 Now that those employees are working in shared spaces of their homes and balancing conference calls with childcare, they may be tempted to prioritize productivity and speed over security.
So Selvaraj offers the following tips to beef up security in order to protect employee data, customer data and your reputation.
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SOURCE SearchBlox Software, Inc.
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