Remote working could be leaving businesses vulnerable to cyber-attacks

IT technicians believe their employees will be picking up bad cyber-security habits while working from home, according to a recent survey conducted by UK and US-based security firm, Tessian.

Indeed, the survey highlights that 39% of employees questioned admitted their cyber-security practices at home were not as thorough as those practised in the office.

Tessian’s Vice-President of Customer Success expressed his concern, pointing out: “The main mistake we’ve seen is employees moving company data to personal e-mail accounts. When doing this, it’s likely you don’t have any sort of two-factor authentication - this is what makes it easier for attackers to exploit the company data.”

All employees working in the office, or at home, need to be aware about cyber-crime and vulnerabilities to avoid attack and jeopardising company data.

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