Even though borderless working isn’t a new concept, Australians have never worked remotely in such vast numbers and for such a prolonged period.
According to the Australian government, 3.2 million people worked remotely in 2020, and 9 in 10 businesses invested in new platforms or solutions to support this.¹
And while this new way of working has given employees unprecedented levels of flexibility and work-life balance, it’s also exposed businesses to some fairly significant risks.
Did you know, for instance, that 69% of businesses said that they experienced an increase of 25% or more in cyber-threats or alerts once they’d shifted to borderless working?² Or that close to half of all workers actually cite ‘not being watched by IT’ as a reason for not following safe data practices?³
In fact, a staggering 52% of employees even say they believe they can get away with riskier behaviour when working from home.⁴
Importantly, this employee behaviour doesn’t just compromise a business’ security. It can also affect its governance and compliance, and if a breach occurs, have a lasting impact in terms of the business’s reputation and ability to operate.