India: 66% of Companies Have At Least 1 Data Breach During Work From Home


The abrupt shift to work from home model has exposed many organisations to all sorts of cyber risks. Around 66% of Indian organisations have suffered at least one data breach after shifting to the remote working model, said a global survey by Barracuda Networks.

The survey involved over 1,000 decision makers in India, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

The report showed 67% of employees of participating organisations from India had experienced an increase in email phishing attacks, while 64% of organisations expected a cyberattack in the next month and 70% are wary of unknown threats that can disrupt business in the next 6 months.

Further, it was found that 53% of India organisations do not have an updated cybersecurity strategy and also lack solutions to address vulnerabilities that have been exposed due to the shift. The fact that 79% of the respondents allow employees to use personal email addresses and personal devices for official work makes matters worse and heightens the risk of an attack, report states.