Why WFH can leave employers and employees vulnerable to cyber-attacks

The BBC recently revealed the results of a survey from the UK and US-based security firm, Tessian. It discovered that 56% of senior IT technicians believe their employees have picked up bad cyber-security habits while working from home during the pandemic. It also unveiled that many employees agreed with that assessment.

Nearly two in five (39%) admitted that their cyber-security practices at home were less thorough than those practised in the office. And perhaps worryingly, half of those surveyed admitted that this is a result of feeling less scrutinised by their IT departments during the pandemic.

"One of the main mistakes we've seen is moving company data to personal e-mail accounts," says Henry Trevelyan-Thomas, Tessian's vice-president of Customer Success.