Across Singapore, Japan, India and Australia, 62% of workers are relying on personal devices for work purposes. Employees are continuing to work on these devices despite their potential lack of security.
In Japan, 65% of individuals perceive their devices as somewhat secure, but 16% state that their devices are not very secure or not secure at all.
In Singapore, 12% of remote workers believe that their devices are not very secure, or not secure at all.
And in Australia, 7% of remote employees believe that their devices are not very secure or not secure at all.
While percentages like 16%, 12% or 7% may seem like negligible numbers, compare them to the 1.3%~ fatality rate in the context of the coronavirus. While the numbers may seem small, the consequences can be profound.
In Asia, telecommuting is still preferred despite the easing of lockdown restrictions. As a result, unresolved cyber security issues are liable to carry into future months, presenting extended opportunities for cyber criminals.
Experts are calling on organizations to update their cyber security policies, and software. Businesses that fail to take precautions may not survive.
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