Data presented by the Atlas VPN team reveals that globally, 78% of businesses experienced an increase in the volume of cyberattacks because of a shift towards remote work.
Unpatched personal devices, erratic employee behavior, and inadequately protected home networks create many loopholes for threat actors to exploit.
Carbon Black, a company that provides workload protection services surveyed 3,542 CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs to find out if WFH (work from home) resulted in an increase in cyberattacks. Respondents were from various industries and 14 different countries. The survey was published in June 2021.
The study shows that a whopping 96% of enterprises in France saw a significant increase in the number of attacks due to the shift to a WFH environment. The United States is at the lower side of the scale, with 63% of cybersecurity professionals reporting an increase in cyber threats in the past year.
79% of respondents noticed that attacks had become more sophisticated. Meaning, hackers are willing to spend more time creating targeted attacks. These attacks aim to disarm specific security measures the target company has in place.