Intelligent CISO Issue 40 - Page 22

infographic

VMWARE REPORT REVEALS SURGE IN CYBERATTACKS TARGETING THE ANYWHERE WORKFORCE

VMware ’ s 2021 Australia Security Insights Report reveals the Australian manufacturing sector has been hit hardest by cyberattacks followed by financial services .
Mware has released the findings from

V the fourth instalment of the Australian Security Insights Report , based on an online survey of 251 CIOs , CTOs and CISOs in December 2020 in Australia . The report explores the impact of cyberattacks and breaches on Australian organisations and details how security teams are adapting to these challenges .

Accelerated Digital Transformation has caused security teams to face evolving threats as cybercriminals seize the opportunity to execute targeted attacks exploiting fast-tracked innovation and the anywhere workforce .
The report found that 89 % of Australian organisations surveyed experienced cyberattacks due to more employees working from home , highlighting the vulnerabilities in legacy security technology and postures .
“ The race to adopt cloud technology since the start of the pandemic has created a once-in-a-generation chance for business leaders to rethink their approach to cybersecurity ,” said Rick McElroy , Principal Cybersecurity Strategist , VMware . “ Legacy security systems are no longer sufficient . Organisations need protection that extends beyond endpoints to workloads to better secure data and applications . As attacker sophistication and security threats become more
22 www . intelligentciso . com