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Phished Credentials Caused Twice as Many Breaches Than Malware in the Past Year

Admin Globaldots
17.09.2018
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Personal device use for remote work poses the biggest security risk to organisations safeguarding their increasingly mobile and cloud-based IT environment, according to a new survey of 100 UK-based senior IT security professionals.

Conducted from March to May by Rant, the survey found 58 percent of respondents believe that network access from non-corporate and personally-owned devices such as laptops, desktops or mobile phones is the highest risk in managing remote users, among other findings.
Remote work on the rise

75 percent of respondents reported that their users now connect remotely to work applications at least 25 percent of the time. While this remote work trend has created unmatched flexibility and has helped organizations attract top talent globally, it has introduced a major predicament for IT and security teams.

The findings also reveal the extent to which phishing attacks targeting user credentials continue to dominate as the primary source of security breaches, underscoring the need for robust policies around device health and user authentication.

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