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Working from home leaves businesses more open to cyber attack, leaders fear

A new survey has found that 69 per cent of Irish firms are concerned hybrid working will leave them more vulnerable to cyber threats

Jason Ward, vice president and managing director of Dell Technologies Ireland: ‘Business resilience is now directly tied to cyber resilience.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Irish businesses are fearful of hybrid working making them more vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to new research by Dell Technologies and the Executive Institute. The survey of 113 business leaders found 69 per cent felt hybrid environments made them more at risk of attack.

The study also found that 91 per cent had taken steps to enhance data protection in the past 12 months.

“As we look towards a data-driven future, prioritising cybersecurity is ...