Comcast Business Study Underscores the Importance of Cybersecurity in Long-term Remote Work Strategies
Comcast Business today unveiled new research that sheds light on how companies are adjusting their cybersecurity strategies to support the expanding remote workforce.
The survey of IT decision makers – conducted by Comcast Business and IDG – indicates that growth in the number of remote workers is causing most organizations to invest more in remote IT operations to support them and in cybersecurity to address the challenges of protecting against a growing threat profile.
The remote workforce has expanded dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic – with the number of employees working from home increasing by almost one-third in 2020. As a result, organizations are re-evaluating their cybersecurity policies and practices – with more than half of respondents indicating they are accelerating deployment of new security technologies and approaches, such as implementing “zero trust” policies.
As the remote work environment – and threat landscape – evolves, Comcast Business is proud to serve as a partner to help IT professionals ensure their businesses remain connected, secure and agile.
The study also revealed that organizations are:
“More than half a year into the pandemic, remote work has blurred the lines between work and home – but the need for a sound security strategy has never been clearer,” said Shena Seneca Tharnish, Vice President of Cybersecurity Products, Comcast Business. “As the remote work environment – and threat landscape – evolves, Comcast Business is proud to serve as a partner to help IT professionals ensure their businesses remain connected, secure and agile.”