Hacker's hands on a computer keyboard Increasing threats as employees continue to work remotely means taking additional steps to safeguard company data from hackers. (Photo: Dmytro Tyshchenko/Shutterstock)

The cyberthreat landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a large portion of the global workforce to work from home. This has expanded the attack surface with unsecured devices, unauthorized software, unsecured WiFi and cloud applications. Workers (including IT staff) are confused and distracted when working at home and present soft targets for cyberattacks. Although rapid identification and remediation is a high priority for cybersecurity professionals, more than 80% of them are feeling overworked. The situation may have exacerbated owing to the pandemic.

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