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Remote workers routinely bypassed security tools during pandemic

September 1, 2021

More than a quarter of security leaders in the UK say remote-working employees either circumvented or purposely turned off security tools and services, and a third admit compromising their organisation’s security to some degree in order to facilitate the practice, according to newly published data from Palo Alto Networks.

The firm’s latest report, The state of hybrid workforce security 2021, includes input from 3,000 information security, network operations and application development professionals around the world in an attempt to understand how the shift to remote work impacted network security infrastructure, and how the past 18-20 months have affected network security strategies as regards protecting home workers.

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