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Most UK firms are confident that remote working is safe

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Business leaders are confident in the ability of their remote employees to stay safe from cyberthreats, a new report from cybersecurity firm ESET suggests.

This confidence could stem from a genuine improvement in cyberawareness brought about by an increase in training, or it could be predicated on a false sense of security.

Despite the confidence in remote workers, business leaders still believe it’s very likely that their organization will suffer from a cyberattack or data breach. To mitigate the risks, most have adopted a cybersecurity-first approach when investing in new technology solutions.

Many are also currently in the process of looking for new technologies (opens in new tab) to improve the security (opens in new tab) of their finances.

Cyberattacks, which were growing in frequency and sophistication even before the pandemic, could put more than a million UK SMBs out of business. A recent Vodafone report found that many SMBs simply do not have enough cash on hand to mitigate the devastating effects of an attack.

ESET advises businesses to continue to invest in new solutions, as well as staff training. Employees are every organization’s first line of defence and usually the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain.

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.