Since the beginning of coronavirus lockdowns in 2020, 62% of Americans have begun working from home. This has been a positive change in many ways, with the majority of employees preferring remote work and the majority of employers saying they plan to continue remote work indefinitely.
However, 49% of workers went remote for the first time and only 20% received any tips on cybersecurity from their employers. Pair that with the security risks already inherent with remote work and remote access, and we get cybercrime jumping by 300% just in early 2020. Not only that, but attacks targeting remote workers were up fivefold within the first 6 weeks of lockdown.