Two-thirds of UK remote workers have not had any cybersecurity training in the last 12 months

From: RegTech Analyst

While authorities around the world have warned that cybercrime is on the rise due to the coronavirus, 66% of UK remote workers haven’t been given any form of cybersecurity training in the past 12 months.

That’s according to Promon, an Oslo-based app security company, that surveyed 2,000 remote workers for a new study. The research also revealed that 77% weren’t worried about their cybersecurity while working from home.

The news comes as many businesses have been forced to let their employees work from home in a bid to flatten the curve of the contagion.

The survey also found that 61% of respondents are using personal devices when working remotely, adding an extra layer of concern as many of these are likely to be less secure than corporate-issued ones.

“It’s concerning to find that such a large number of workers don’t have the necessary training to spot a potential cyber threat, such as a phishing email or spoofed website, as these are the main ways in which cybercriminals are executing their attacks,” said Tom Lysemose Hansen, CTO and co-founder of Promon. “Organisations must ensure that staff who are working remotely are doing so in secure environments, whether that’s on personal or corporate devices, and it’s critical that they provide the necessary training and tools to ensure corporate data is protected.”

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