Corporate cybersecurity needs to be refreshed as work and home life blur

Trend Micro has released survey results that show smart home devices and their apps represent a major weak link in the corporate cybersecurity chain as the lines between work and home life increasingly blur. Trend Micro’s Head in the Clouds study surveyed more than 13,000 remote workers across 27 countries to find out more about the habits of distributed workforces during the pandemic. It revealed that 39% of workers use personal devices to access corporate data, often via services and applications hosted in the cloud. Over one third (36%) of remote workers surveyed do not have basic password protection on all personal devices, for example. The research also revealed that 70% of global remote workers connect corporate laptops to the home network.

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