Businesses fail to secure remote workers

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Great majority are unprotected.

Over three quarters of businesses have regular remote users among their workforce, yet only 27 per cent use hard disk encryption.

According to survey by Check Point, 77 per cent of businesses have a quarter of staff who regularly work remotely, and in addition, only nine per cent use encryption for removable storage devices.

Juliette Sultan, head of global marketing at Check Point, said: “With less than 30 per cent of businesses saying they use data encryption, the majority of corporations are left dangerously exposed to the risk of a serious data breach.

“Fortunately, the survey data also shows enterprises recognise the need to address the issue, particularly with a growing mobile workforce.”

The survey revealed approximately 47 per cent of respondents plan to purchase an endpoint security solution in the next year, with disk encryption (24 per cent), network access control (22 per cent) and media encryption (13 per cent) being the most popular endpoint applications.

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