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Cover 19 Crisis Lockdown look-out

Predictably enough, cyber-criminals have been quick to exploit the security risk presented by home workers.

Cyber security company Centrify reports that 71% of business decision-makers believe the shift to 100% remote working during the Covid-19 crisis has increased the likelihood of a cyber breach; 46% have already seen an increase in phishing attacks since implementing a policy of widespread remote working.

To counter the risk, 79% have increased their cyber security procedures to manage high volumes of remote access over the next three months, with 73% giving staff extra training on how to remain cyber-safe when working remotely.

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