78% of companies reported more frequent cyberattacks due to the transition to “remote”

Representatives of companies from around the world said that with the transition to “remote”, cyber attacks against them have become more frequent and sophisticated. Such data is contained in the fourth part of the Global Security Insights report, presented by VMware, a developer of software for cloud and virtual services, devoted to the problem of cyber attacks and vulnerabilities in corporate security systems.

78% of company representatives surveyed during the preparation of the report stated that cyberattacks have become more frequent, the majority cited the reason for this is the shift of employees to work from home. 76% said the number of attacks had more than doubled in the past 12 months, 79% said the attacks had become more sophisticated. 81% of those surveyed have suffered from cyberattacks during this period, with 82% saying they have suffered significant damage. In terms of projections for the future, 56% said they fear an increase in damage from cyberattacks in the next 12 months.

The survey was commissioned by VMware by the independent research organization Opinion Matters in December 2020. More than 3.5 thousand IT directors, technical directors and information security directors of companies from various industries from different countries took part in it.

Yana Rozhdestvenskaya