New survey highlights the state of remote working in the UK

A survey of 2,000 UK SME employees working from home in April has found that only 9% had checked whether their antivirus software had been updated.

The findings from Avast Business also discovered that 18% are working from unprotected devices, and only 26% have access to IT support from their employer.

Increased remote working means more workers are using video conferencing tools to replace office meetings. Despite this, the survey found that only 23% of employees had received guidance on how to use platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams securely.

Last month, the NCSC and the CISA warned in a joint advisory that both APT groups and cyber criminals are likely to attack newly deployed remote access or remote working infrastructure in efforts to exploit the coronavirus pandemic.

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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