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Most businesses admit their approach to security is 'antiquated'

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Businesses are not confident in the way they handle their cybersecurity perimeters (opens in new tab), according to a new report from Cloudflare.

Analyzing the impact of Covid-19 on cybersecurity teams, the report states that more than three quarters (76 percent) of organizations consider their current approach to security “antiquated”.

What’s more, two thirds (64 percent) consider their legacy network security tools ineffective when it comes to safeguarding the data they are creating.

As a result, many businesses have either already suffered a breach or expect to in the near future.

In most cases, organizations were simply unprepared for what Covid-19 has done to the cybersecurity landscape, and failed to anticipate the breakneck speeds at which cloud transformation (opens in new tab) occurred during the first half of the year.

“As legacy technology becomes outdated and less effective, improved technical capabilities powering the future of work will dictate which providers will lead the pack,” said Chase Cunningham, VP, Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals at Forrester.

“Vendors that can provide a secure remote workforce, Zero Trust mission completion, and easy-to-use technology position themselves to successfully deliver true Zero Trust to their customers.”

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.