Hybrid working causes new cybersecurity concerns among Irish business according to survey

by Amy Rohu
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Amy Rohu

A new survey by Dell Technologies has found that 69% of businesses in Ireland believe hybrid working arrangements will increase the chances of a cyberattack or incident.

Amid the evolving world of work, a vast majority of businesses surveyed, 91%, took steps to enhance data protection in the past 12 months.

The latest ‘Cyber Resilience Survey’ from Dell, in partnership with the Executive Institute, seeks to understand business leaders’ changing attitudes towards cybersecurity and the steps taken by Irish businesses to enhance their cyber resilience in a data-driven era.

Commenting on the results of the survey, Jason Ward, Vice President and Managing Director, Dell Technologies Ireland, said: “Our team of cyber experts at Dell Technologies help organisations across Ireland build a resilient infrastructure where business critical data can be placed in a cyber vault that’s inaccessible to cyber criminals.

As we look towards a data-driven future, prioritising cybersecurity is critical to ensuring that businesses and organisations are better prepared, not just to survive a cyberattack, but to thrive. Their business resilience is now directly tied to their cyber resilience.”

Conor Morris, Managing Director of the Executive Institute, added: “The results of the survey highlight the increasing importance of cybersecurity for our members. As we enter a hybrid world of work, having a cyber resilience plan is vital in dealing with the challenges and opportunities of this post-pandemic environment.”

Looking to the future, a vast majority of respondents, 92%, agree that enhancing their organisation’s cyber resilience is important to ensuring the success of their digital transformation plans.

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