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Securing remote workers’ devices will be critical in 2021: Check Point report

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Securing employee endpoint devices, including laptops and smartphones, will be critical in 2021 as more and more companies will continue work from home, according to Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, a cybersecurity solutions provider.

Check Point notes that around three-quarters of organisations it has surveyed plan to transition employees to work remotely permanently, and do not expect them to return to pre-COVID operations. What this also means is that these employees could be more prone than ever to cyber attacks and companies will need to ensure security for their devices.

Increased risk of cyber attacks

Around 97% of organisations in 2020 were a victim of mobile threats that used multiple attack vectors. According to Check Point’s 2021 Mobile Security Report, 46 per cent of enterprises had at least one employee who downloaded a malicious mobile app.

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