Doug Bedell — September 18, 2021, 10:09 am

Employers: Working From Outside an Office Invites Cyber Risks

Cyber security presents a growing risk as employees work from home or elsewhere outside an office. Ian Barker on beta news advises that “Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of office workers have experienced a data breach, yet 12 percent say nothing will make them take cyber security more seriously, and a third won’t take extra precautions.”

Potential costs to employers grow when workers don’t take computer security seriously. “It’s frustrating that despite being aware of the risks, so many office workers are seemingly unwilling to make even small changes in their behavior to help their largely overworked and under-resourced cybersecurity colleagues,” says Ian Jennings, co-founder and managing director at BlueFort. “And the fact that many have fallen victim to a cybercrime themselves makes the situation so much worse. Given it’s Insider Threat Awareness Month right now, the irony of the survey results is not lost on me.”

Pay heed. Cyber criminals are lurking out there. Be mindful of them.

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