Living in a world where remote work has become the new norm, securing your systems and devices from cyberattacks has never been more important. In 2020, 62% of Americans worked from home, a rapid shift that was completely unprecedented, and many organizations did not have the security infrastructure to support this change. While remote work has increased productivity, lowered office costs, and alleviated the stress associated with commuting, new cybersecurity concerns have emerged.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a new wave of security concerns almost overnight. In early 2020, the FBI reported a 300% increase in reported cybercrime. Attacks targeting remote workers grew 5 times in the first 6 weeks of lockdown. Additionally, 20% of organizations experienced a data breach linked to remote workers. Cyberattacks are on the rise and show no signs of slowing, and as a result, 91% of organizations intend to increase their cybersecurity budget.
In 2020, 49% of employees started working remotely for the first time and 20% did not receive any security tips as they shifted to work-from-home. Top security tips given to remote workers were to be wary of suspicious emails, attachments, and pop-ups, ensure antivirus software is activated, and keep software patched and up to date. Multi-factor authentication was almost the answer, but it is easy to breach. Additional authentication measures might slow a hacker down, but they won’t keep your data secure.
Beyond Identity provides passwordless security, allowing you to move beyond passwords. It eliminates passwords and replaces them with secure cryptography and biometrics. Additionally, Beyond Identity employs risk-based authorization that checks risk signals from every user and every device to enforce stronger access controls.
Finally, it creates a secure and frictionless login without a second device or out-of-band message that could be intercepted by a hacker. Improve your security and protect yourself for the work-from-home future with Beyond Identity.