Cybersecurity tops corporate priorities in India now

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Organisations in India are seeing a significant increase in the cyber security challenges they face amid the shift to mass remote working, a new study by Cisco shows. According to the study, 73 per cent of organisations in the country have experienced a 25 per cent or more jump in either cyber threats or alerts since the start of COVID-19.

Highlights of Cisco's Future of Secure Remote Work Report:

- About two-thirds (65 per cent) of organisations adopted cyber security measures during COVID-19 to support remote working.
- Users connecting from outside the corporate walls, secure access defined as the ability to verify identity and establish trust no matter how, where, or when users log in, is the top cyber security challenge faced by the largest proportion of Indian organizations (68 per cent) when supporting remote workers.
- One trend that emerged in recent months is that a hybrid workplace where employees move between working remotely and in the office is the future.
- The study highlights that 77 per cent of organisations in the region plan to increase their future investment in cyber security due to COVID-19.