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73% of newly remote employees haven’t received cybersecurity guidance

Via Kaspersky

According to a new survey by Kaspersky, 73% of employees from a 6,000 respondent survey said they haven’t received any IT security awareness training from their employer since they started working from home. And 27% say they have already experienced phishing emails related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey further shows how the lack of training results in risky behavior on the side of the employer as well as the employee. They’re likely to use new tools such as videoconferencing software without approval from IT and they have no guidance on which of these tools are more secure for the employer and for a home network.

Overall, the survey paints a bit of a troubling pictures. Remote workers have their own set of cybersecurity and privacy challenges and employers are also at risk if they aren’t properly educating their employees.

For more survey results, you can find Kaspersky’s report here.

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