Top 10 op risks 2021: data compromise

Remote working elevates fears of data theft, misuse and abuse

For those tasked with keeping track of their organisations’ sensitive data, 2021 is shaping up to be a tough year. Large numbers of staff at financial firms are working remotely, due to the lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Many users are having to access systems via VPN, often over home Wi-Fi networks, which increases the opportunity for cyber breaches. With staff scattered to the four winds, managers also lack physical oversight of potential bad actors.

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