从办公室到在家办公的匆忙使IT安全团队承受了极大的压力。结果，中小型企业发现他们需要更多的精力来以更少的钱来抵御网络安全威胁。 网络安全公司Untangle于9月8日发布了第三份年度SMB IT安全报告的结果。该报告调查了500多家SMB，探讨了管理IT安全的主要障碍。结果反映了大流行病在迫使大规模转移到远程工作方面所面临的日益严峻的挑战。 由于媒体报道大规模违规，近一半的IT专业人员已更改了他们的安全计划。报告显示，IT团队除了保护组织免受日益增加的网络攻击风险外，还必须应对冠状病毒大流行带来的意外后果。 调查显示，随着企业考虑为员工制定更多的永久性计划，将有56％的员工继续在家里永久工作。另一个发现表明，有38％的中小型企业每年为他们的IT预算分配1,000美元或更少的资金。 中小型企业正在积极部署工具来抵御攻击。即使他们继续努力解决有限的安全预算和资源限制，他们仍然能够限制自己的漏洞。 但是，在跨行业WFH转移过程中应对这些挑战已经在其网络内部创建了巨大的漏洞。这给已经超负荷的IT部门带来了另一个挑战。 “随着异常成为我们的新常态，中小型企业需要通过结合使用基于云的应用程序和本地解决方案来进行远程工作，以确保员工和系统的安全，并确保业务连续性，” Untangle首席执行官斯科特·德文斯（Scott Devens）说。 他建议，中小型企业应该寻求结合多层网络安全工具和混合网络基础架构的技术，例如SD-WAN，以避免大规模网络漏洞，无论预算和资源规模如何。 Thycotic首席安全科学家兼顾问CISO约瑟夫·卡森（Joseph Carson）警告说，这项调查揭示了流行病对中小企业造成的网络安全气候变化的关键结论。 他对TechNewsWorld表示：“报告显然表明，中小型企业确实已成为网络攻击的受害者，最好是预先投资而不是试图在网络安全事件后幸存。”
原文：The stampede from offices to working from home has strained IT security teams to their limits. As a result, SMBs find they need to get more bang for fewer bucks to fight off cybersecurity threats.
Network security firm Untangle on Sept. 8 released the results of its third annual SMB IT Security Report. Polling more than 500 SMBs, the report explores major barriers for managing IT security. The results reflect the growing challenges the pandemic caused in forcing massive shifts to remote work.
Nearly half of IT pros have altered their security plans as a result of large-scale breaches reported in the media. The report shows that IT teams, in addition to protecting their organizations from increasing cyberattack risks, must also contend with the unintended consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
The survey revealed that as businesses consider more permanent plans for their employees, 56 percent will continue to have some employees work from home permanently. Another finding shows 38 percent of SMBs allocate US$1,000 or less annually to their IT budget.
SMBs are proactively putting tools in place to combat attacks. They are able to limit their vulnerabilities even though they continue grappling with limited security budgets and resource constraints.
However, dealing with these challenges during a cross-industry WFH shift has created gaping vulnerabilities within their networks. This adds another challenge to already overburdened IT departments.
"As the abnormal becomes our new normal, SMBs need to approach remote work by using a combination of cloud-based applications and on-premises solutions to keep employees and systems safe, and ensure business continuity," said Scott Devens, CEO at Untangle.
SMBs should be looking for technologies that incorporate multilayered network security tools and hybrid network infrastructure, such as SD-WAN, to avoid large-scale network vulnerabilities, regardless of budget and resource size, he suggested.
This survey revealed a critical takeaway about the changing cybersecurity climate the pandemic thrust upon SMBs, warned Joseph Carson, chief security scientist and advisory CISO at Thycotic.
"The report is clear that SMBs do become victims of cyberattacks and that it is better to invest upfront rather than try to survive in a post cybersecurity incident," he told TechNewsWorld.
原文作者：Jack M. Germain