The significant increase of the cyber security challenges have been seen by Businesses located in Singapore as more and more people who work from home during the pandemic of Covid-19, American tech giant Cisco revealed a commissioned survey by them.
By June 16 until Sept 4, among the almost 3,200 companies coming from countries of 21, Remote working was made the largest shift in Asia-Pacific by Singapore. Cyber security is of the utmost importance.
The six out of 10 organisations mentioned here stated at least an increase of 25 percent about cyber threats ever since the start of the pandemic.
Phishing attacks are prominent
Phishing attacks and connections linking to the internet’s malicious sites were part of these threats.
42 percent of the companies, which is less than half, stated they have preparations in coping with the threats and the transition into working remotely.
About 54 percent of the companies, which is around half, have also stated that they are prepared, somewhat, while 3 percent stated that they have not a single preparation for the transition. Stated by the remaining 1 percent, they had no clue whether they had the preparation at all.
Local public opinion gives sentiments on the matter
The local public opinion and data company YouGov have conducted a survey that gathers data from 3,196 companies within 21 countries, including the United States, China, and Germany.
It has shown that remote working was made the largest shift by Singapore in Asia-Pacific, with an increase of 59 percent of the numerous organisations here accommodating employees working remotely that are more than half, compared to pre-pandemic.
After Britain, this increase was known to be the second-highest globally, and it shows that outside traditional offices are what more people are using in connecting to their corporate network.
Companies are giving their opinion
58 percent of the companies here stated the maintenance in control of the security devices and policies have emerged to be the top cyber security challenge, which has resulted from this shift.
To ensure secure access, the ability in verifying the worker’s identity regardless of where or when they log in to the network is needed. By 56 percent of the companies, this was cited to be the second-biggest challenge.
Out of 10 organisations, six here stated their experience of an increase of at least 25% of cyber threats ever since pre-pandemic.
42% of the companies stated their complete preparation in coping with the threats and the transition towards working remotely.
The lack of employees awareness in the protocols of cyber security are included in other challenges, so is the adaption of company culture change.
Popularity of hybrid workplaces, where the employees move around between the office and remotely working, is rising.
Organizations are revealing their expectations
40 percent of the organisations here stated that they have expectations of their employees of more than half are to continue in remotely working even post-pandemic and brought it under their control. Merely 18 percent of the organisations had the same arrangement preceding the outbreak.
Having more of the companies gearing up to the flexibility in work arrangements, 89 percent stated their top priority in corporation is cyber security.
76 percent of the companies, or about 3 of 4, are planning to increase their investment towards the policies of cyber security to support working remotely.