Webroot Security Study Shows Remote Users Expose Companies to Cybercrime

  • 25 April 2013
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Two days ago, Webroot posted a press release that highlights our recently conducted research about the state of Web security in businesses throughout the US and the UK. This particular study focused only on companies that either currently have a Web security solution in place or are planning to roll one out this year. The findings exposed some profound statistics in regards to companies with remote users.
Below are some of the key statistics from the study:
  • Nearly 50% of companies with remote users reported that Web-borne attacks compromised security of customer data, which had a negative impact on company financials.
  • 64% of companies allow remote access to servers for 25% to 100% of employees.
  • 90% of companies agree that managing the security of remote users is extremely challenging
  • 71% of Web security professionals who say managing remote users is highly challenging experienced Web-born phishing attacks in 2012.
  • 50% of US firms with remote users estimate the cost of Web-borne attacks at $25,000 to $10 million.

You can read the full press release from the Webroot website here.

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