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The state of network security

A new report from Barracuda: The state of network security in 2021 has revealed that organisations are struggling with network breaches, ransomware attacks, remote work, and more. Research found that more than two-thirds (70%) of UK businesses have been the victim of a successful network security attack in the last year, and 65% have been the victim of at least one ransomware attack in the last 12 months. 

80% of respondents with company-issued devices share their home internet connection with other members of their household, posing a significant security risk. Furthermore, one third of UK companies do not issue company devices, and instead operated a bring your own device policy, and an additional 43% of companies do issue company devices, but still allow BYOD for some use cases such as email. 

Remote working is set to continue, with over nine in 10 IT decision-makers revealing that the majority of their workforce are likely to continue remote working for at least one or two days a week. 34% will even remain working from a remote environment on a full time basis. To help overcome work-from-home challenges, the report revealed that Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) technologies are being prioritised to prevent security breaches.