A recent report by BlackBerry revealed that 35% of organizations are not sure whether their IT infrastructure is able to securely support all of their remote employees.
Indeed, it was noted that 58% of US respondents and 43% of UK respondents believed that the pandemic reinforced the already important skills gap in security awareness. They stated that tools like VPNs and basic security know-hows aren’t enough to protect the data of their organization.
Moreover, Canadian companies declared being extremely worried about hardware security, with 48% reporting insecure home network equipment as their biggest concern. Besides, 73% of managers in the healthcare industry are concerned about the rapid move to cloud services and how it will affect security.
The study also showed that 41% of Canada’s workforce now working from home and it is expected that 32% will continue working remotely, hence highlighting the increasing complexity of security structures. With the possibility of hybrid work, IT leaders believe that unified endpoint security solutions can protect their organizations.
However, there is also the risk of employee devices spreading malware once they return from lockdown. The survey then recommended to quarantine personal devices and apply the appropriate security measures before connecting them to the internal network.
Hence, in order to avoid that, the study revealed that 32% of UK and US organizations have already adopted some form of EDR solution. Yet, more than 80% of companies stated that they would like to have EDR technology to support both traditional devices as well as mobile devices. It is very likely that demand persists in the future as long as the hybrid/remote workplace is implemented.