The increasing number of employees working remotely today is causing grey hairs for infosec and business leaders with cybersecurity responsibilities, according to a new Cisco Systems survey.
Eighty-four per cent of the 6,700 respondents surveyed — including 81 per cent of the 300 Canadian respondents — said logging in remotely as part of hybrid work has increased cybersecurity risks for their organization.
Identical numbers — 84 per cent of global respondents and 81 per cent of Canadian respondents — believe unregistered devices used by staffers are likely to cause cybersecurity incidents for their organization.
And, not unexpectedly, there are large numbers of staffers using unregistered laptops, tablets, and smart phones for remote access. Eighty-four per cent of global respondents — and 79 per cent of Canadians — say their employees are logging onto work platforms from unregistered devices.