Cyber security training essential for remote workers

Following research that shows employees are failing to get adequate guidance from their employers about remaining cyber-secure when working from home;

David Bicknell, Principal Analyst in the Thematic Research Team at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:

“Cybersecurity is as much a boardroom issue as COVID-19. A major cyber breach constitutes a clear risk both to a company’s reputation and its performance.

“Any company that hasn’t taken clear action to ensure its employees are adequately security trained needs to act now. Companies must take all necessary steps to be cyber safe, at the same time as ensuring they are COVID-19-safe.

“People unfamiliar with home working are easy targets for cybercriminals. Large-scale remote working is here to stay for many firms, and the frequency of cyberattacks is only going to increase.

“Back in March, it might have been understandable for previously office-based employees to have gaps in their cybersecurity awareness training, but there can be no excuses now.”

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