Skybox Security, a global leader in cybersecurity management, today released research revealing that 73 per cent of security and IT executives are concerned about new vulnerabilities and risks introduced by the distributed workforce.

The report also uncovered an alarming disconnect between confidence in security posture and increased cyberattacks during the global pandemic.

To protect employees from Covid-19, enterprises rapidly shifted to make work from home possible and maintain business productivity.

Forced to accelerate digital transformation initiatives, this created the perfect storm.

Skybox Research Lab discovered that 2020 will be a record-breaking year for new vulnerabilities with a 34 per cent increase year over year a leading indicator for the growth of future attacks.

As a result, security teams now have more to protect than ever before.

Surveying 295 global executives, the Skybox 2020 ‘Cybersecurity in the new normal’ report found that organizations are overconfident in their security posture, and new strategies are needed to secure a long-term distributed workforce.

“Traditional detect and respond approaches are no longer enough. A radical new approach is needed, one that is rooted in the development of preventative and prescriptive vulnerability and threat management practices,” said Gidi Cohen, co-founder and CEO, Skybox Security.