Remote Workers Click 8 Risky Web Links a Day on Average

Work-from-home status has become a reality for most employees. For employers, this means learning to mitigate a constantly evolving cybersecurity landscape. It’s challenging enough to try to monitor employee use of corporate devices remotely from home, let alone manage employees using personal devices for remote corporate work (also referred to as BYOD: bring your own device).

In the presence of this new cybersecurity landscape, a company called NetMotion found definitively that remote workers are visiting more ‘risky’ websites while working from home, compared with pre-COVID device activity in the corporate office place.

84% of Businesses Are Expected to Increase Remote Work After COVID-19 Despite Cybersecurity Risks

Despite established cybersecurity risk from work from home status, the majority (84%) of US organizations plan to broaden their work from home allowance following the coronavirus pandemic. 70% of IT pros state they are concerned with work from home (WFH) security risks, according to Pulse Secure, proven by the spiked security concerns present during the forced WFH of most businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Importance of Home Network Security During COVID-19

Home network security has always been important in our opinion, but now it’s at the forefront (or should be!) of most people’s minds. Why? A large majority of the U.S. workforce is now working from home. This poses a unique problem for many businesses: concern over the home network security of their employees, especially those dealing with sensitive data.

Hacker Tracker | May

Where are we in the world of cybersecurity? It’s easy to miss the cybersecurity threats and attacks happening right in our “backyard”. Our goal at PK Tech is to educate and offer proactive steps for cybersecurity safety. It’s important to be aware--without being afraid--of the cybersecurity threats that are real threats for your business.