So now we’re moving into the era of hybrid working, with around 83% of businesses adopting - or planning to adopt - this approach, are the risks still the same, or are there other dangers to be aware of?
One of the groups of people who are most delighted about this change is cybercriminals (or hackers). Whatever you call them, they’ve taken advantage of security vulnerabilities in business systems across the world. The most common types of attack are phishing and social engineering, stolen devices, and individual people’s details or security credentials being compromised through ransomware or other means.
The impact of a cyber-attack on a business can be wide-ranging. There’s obviously the financial loss suffered initially, as well as lost sales because of reputational damage and loss of trust along with possible fines and regulatory sanctions. The emotional impact on the team of having to deal with it all can take its toll too.