Perfect storm of cyber security risks threatens the hybrid workplace says report

Published: Friday, 29 October 2021 09:42

HP Inc. has released its latest HP Wolf Security report: ‘Out of Sight & Out of Mind’, a comprehensive global study highlighting how the rise of hybrid work is changing user behavior / behaviour and creating new cyber security challenges for IT departments.

The research shows that a growing number of users are buying and connecting unsanctioned devices outside of IT’s purview. It also highlights that threat levels are rising, with attackers increasingly successful at bypassing defenses / defences and tricking users into initiating attacks through phishing. All of this is making IT support more complex, time-consuming, and costly than ever.

The report combines data from a global YouGov online survey of 8,443 office workers who shifted to working from home (WFH) during the pandemic, and a global survey of 1,100 IT decision makers conducted by Toluna.

Key findings include:

Read the report (PDF).