Over 40% security pros lack tools needed to fight cyber attacks, finds ISACA

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Jay Jay

The rapid transition to remote work has increased data protection and privacy risks worldwide, yet only half of technology professionals and leaders are confident of detecting and responding to cyber attacks during COVID-19, a new survey from ISACA has found.
The rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation has introduced fresh challenges for technology professionals worldwide as companies have had to introduce the "work from home" culture, with many of them without any prior experience of the practice.

A survey conducted by ISACA found that 87 percent of technology professionals and leaders agree that the rapid transition to remote work has increased data protection and privacy risks and 80 percent of organisations have shared cyber risk best practices for working at home with their employees.

Organisations are very well aware of the fact that cyber criminals will try and exploit the COVID-19 crisis to target their IT systems and employees. While 58% of tech leaders and professionals have noticed this trend, 92% of them have also observed a surge in the number of cyber attacks targeting individuals ever since the pandemic started spreading worldwide.

However, the fallout of such cybersecurity risks could be...

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