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Data breaches are no more common, despite home working

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Businesses are getting better at identifying and stopping cyberattacks (opens in new tab), a new report from DomainTools suggests.

The report, based on a poll of more than 520 security professionals from a variety of businesses, states that the volume of security breaches remained “essentially unchanged” from last year.

At the same time, almost two thirds (60 percent) of organizations detected either a moderate or a dramatic increase in cyberattacks during the pandemic.

According to Domain Tools, a significant increase in attacks without an increase in breaches "points to a rise in the overall breach prevention success rate”.

Even some of the poll’s respondents were caught off-guard by how well their organization had performed; twelve percent said they would have given their organization a lower grade before the pandemic.

Remote working has proven more challenging for some businesses than others, where cybersecurity is concerned, the report goes on to explain.

Almost half (44 percent) were unprepared (or unsure if prepared) for a fully remote workforce, and nearly two thirds (60 percent) said working from home made their organization more vulnerable (opens in new tab).

It was also said that organizations that provided their employees with cybersecurity education and training were better protected, compared to those that didn’t.

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.