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THE RESEARCH INDICATES THAT THREE-QUARTERS OF BUSINESSES NOW HAVE MORE THAN 76 % OF THEIR EMPLOYEES WORKING FROM HOME COMPARED TO JUST UNDER 25 % AT THE CLOSE OF 2019 . www . intelligentcio . com INTELLIGENTCIO
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In terms of security risks , two-thirds ( 69 %) are concerned with WFH security risks with the majority expressing low user awareness training , insecure home / public Wi-Fi networks , use of at-risk personal devices and sensitive data leakage as prime threat contributors .
In terms of application exposure , respondents feel anxious over file sharing ( 68 %), web apps ( 47 %) and video conferencing ( 45 %) risks .
While 78 % expressed enforcing the same level of security controls and data management for on-premise and remote users , a further 65 % allowed access from personal , unmanaged devices . Two-thirds of IT security professionals anticipate malware , phishing , unauthorised user and device access , and unpatched / at-risk systems to be the most exploitable WFH attack vectors . In addition , 63 % expressed that remote work could impact compliance mandates that apply to their organisation ; especially GDRP , PCI-DSS , HIPAA and those with data breach notification .
Survey respondents employed various tools to secure remote work / home office scenarios with the top four controls being endpoint security , firewalls , virtual private networks ( SSL-VPN ) and multifactor authentication ( MFA ). According to separate research by Enterprise Management Associates , 57 % of organisations regard the consolidation of access management solutions into a single platform to be a high or extreme priority for their business this year .
The WFH and tool consolidation trends coincide with a recent update to Pulse Access Suite , a secure access solution set that provides easy access for mobile workforces and a single-pane-of-glass to streamline provisioning , management and scalability .
The suite integrates adaptive identity and device authentication , protected connectivity , extensive visibility and analytics and threat response for hybrid IT . Organisations can centrally orchestrate Zero Trust policy to ensure compliant access to applications , resources and services across mobile , network and multi-cloud environments . •

THE RESEARCH INDICATES THAT THREE-QUARTERS OF BUSINESSES NOW HAVE MORE THAN 76 % OF THEIR EMPLOYEES WORKING FROM HOME COMPARED TO JUST UNDER 25 % AT THE CLOSE OF 2019 . www . intelligentcio . com INTELLIGENTCIO

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