Remote and hybrid working is the new normal for a lot of people.
And although it has already been over two years since most businesses needed to work from home, a recent survey found that many businesses still don’t have the right cyber security measures in place.
The survey looked at spending plans of businesses for the current and next year. And the results highlighted how most businesses were not investing much into managed IT services and cybersecurity. This shows how little cyber security protections that businesses have in place currently.
And it’s a problem.
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 cybersecurity protections most businesses lack. Cyber criminals have also developed increasingly sophisticated tactics over the past two years.
It’s costing businesses around the world billions, plus causing excessive downtime and lost productivity.
While the survey did show that around two thirds of businesses have good web security measures in place, like malware filters, but some of the results were more disappointing.
Just 50% of companies have cloud-based cyber security systems in place right now
And another 15% of companies are only just starting to explore their options with cloud-based security systems,
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 defense, but it also identifies threats before they become an issue.
The survey also showed that 10% of businesses plan to implement access management, which ensures only the right people can access certain domains, systems, and data within their company.
A further 9% intend to prioritize 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 you’re concerned about your business’s cybersecurity, get in touch with us at Itechra so that we can help.
Published with permission from Your Tech Updates.