Netwrix: CISOs Sacrificed Cybersecurity for Remote Work

About 85 percent of CISOs admitted to sacrificing cybersecurity to enable remote work, revealed Netwrix in their 2020 Cyber Threats Report.

The report surveyed a range of professionals about how the pandemic changed the IT risk landscape. The study revealed that every fourth organization believes they are at greater cybersecurity risk now than before the pandemic.

According to Netwrix, most common incidents reported since transition to remote work were dependent on the human factor and included phishing, admin mistakes and improper data sharing by employees.

In the study, 48 percent of organizations reported at least one phishing attack during the first three months of the pandemic. And 25 percent suffered a ransomware or other malware attack since transitioning to remote work.

Check out the full report.