Research by work management platform Wrike revealed that 41% of employees working remotely are accessing sensitive and confidential company information through unsecured personal applications, leaving valuable corporate data and trade secrets to cyber risks.
The research 2020 Remote Work Security Survey stated that while most companies are investing in remote work, security measures are not being communicated or used. Several remote workers are still taking risks while accessing corporate IP, primarily by using personal apps to share company data with clients and colleagues. This is adding further security concerns as many of these are likely to be less secure than corporate-issued ones.
According to research findings, 49% of employees don’t use a corporate VPN to access company data. One third (31%) of employees aren’t sure how their home network is encrypted. And 84% of respondents admitted that they understand common cybersecurity risks, while working with the company’s information. Employees at a young age are more likely to neglect guidelines than older ones when it comes to using personal apps to share corporate data, the survey revealed.