Are Remote Employees Aware Of Cyber Threats?

Cyber Threats

According to Unisys’ new report, most remote workers aren’t aware of cyber threats. As a result, digital security is still the top priority for most managers and business owners. 

After over two years of the pandemic, most companies opt for a hybrid or remote models in the long run. Most employers are satisfied with the shift to remote work (83%), and the majority of employees prefer to work from home at least once a week (55%). 

Report on Digital Security And Cyber Threats 

Among the perks, remote work comes with an increased risk of cyber threats. According to the report:

  • 61% of hybrid/remote workers feel responsible for their digital security. But only 21% of them are aware of cyber threats.
  • 39% of employees don’t pay attention to suspicious links, even when phishing attacks comprise more than 80% of security incidents. 
  • 39% of employees often click on links in text messages, emails, or social media.
  • Only 44% know about SMiShing (where a scammer texts ask for personal or financial information) 
  • 24% of employees report scams in the company.
  • Over 45% of team members across the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand have downloaded or installed not approved software.

These data show why employees need training about digital security and cyber threats. Especially for those companies who recently switched to remote, it’s crucial to provide tools and training to protect the company from malware or viruses.

Here is the full report.

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