73% of security and IT executives are concerned about new vulnerabilities and risks introduced by the distributed workforce, Skybox Security reveals.
The report also uncovered an alarming disconnect between confidence in security posture and increased cyberattacks during the global pandemic.
- Enterprises can’t keep up with the pace: 32% had difficulties validating if network and security configurations undermined security posture. 55% admitted that it was at least moderately difficult for them to validate network and security configurations did not increase risk.
- Security teams are overconfident in security posture: Only 11% confirmed they could confidently maintain a holistic view of their organizations’ attack surfaces. Shockingly, 93% of security executives were still confident that changes were correctly validated.
- The distributed workforce is here to stay: 70% of respondents projected that at least one-third of their employees will remain remote 18 months from now.
CISOs’ concerns are totally understandable in the context of an expanding attack surface that has become increasingly distributed as a result of organisations shifting to remote working en masse. Cybercriminals exploit the edges where the single components of a distributed model join together as potential entry points.
Going through this forced digital transformation while maintaining a rigorous security posture can be challenging, so being able to detect, understand and reduce the mean-time-to-answer questions about our network\’s security posture has never been more important.