Deep Dive: How B2B Firms Are Confronting Increased Security Threats As Work Goes Remote

The pandemic has triggered a surge in B2B fraud, with bad actors taking advantage of the crisis to target companies while their defenses are down. Professionals around the globe began working from home at the pandemic’s onset, with many using their home networks and personal devices to conduct business. This left many professionals struggling to rebuild their cybersecurity infrastructures from scratch and scrambling to figure out how to protect their organizations’ data while accessing it via their personal systems.

Many companies’ cybersecurity defenses were therefore at their most vulnerable just when they needed them to be in top form. Ransomware attacks focused on businesses surged by nearly 435 percent in 2020, for example, with a large portion of that increase being driven by targeted attacks on remote workers.

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