2020 Remote Workforce Security Report [Okta]

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Securing the remote workforce has become a critical priority for organizations affected by the closing of offices and workplaces in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted during the height of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, this Remote Workforce Security Report reveals the state of securing the new remote workforce, key challenges and unique security threats faced by organizations, technology gaps and preferences, investment priorities, and more.

Key findings include:

• Remote users connecting with unmanaged devices is a primary security concern (57%),
followed by accessing resources from outside the perimeter (51%)
• The most concerning threat vectors facing remote work environments are malware (72%), phishing (67%), unauthorized or excessive access privileges (59%) and identity theft (41%).
• 38% of organizations see higher productivity and other benefits from remote work. A majority of 84% of organizations consider it at least somewhat likely (44% of them very
likely) they will continue increased work from home capabilities in the future due to increased productivity benefits.
• A majority of 54% confirm that the COVID epidemic accelerated migration of user workflows to cloud-based apps.

We would like to thank Okta for supporting this important industry research project. We
hope you’ll find this report informative and helpful as you continue your efforts in securing
your organizations against evolving threats and during challenging times.


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