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IT Leaders Say Cybersecurity Funding Being Wasted on Remote Work Support: Survey


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Said JumpCloud CEO Rajat Bhargava, "Remote work put enormous pressure on admins and organizations, and now that the work landscape has changed permanently, the top priority for SMEs is to address those challenges."

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A JumpCloud survey of 401 IT decision-makers at small and medium-sized enterprises found that 56% think their organizations are spending too much to enable remote work.

Over 60% of those polled said their organizations paid "for more tooling than they need" to manage user identities.

When asked about their top concerns, 39% cited software vulnerabilities, followed by reused user names and passwords (37%), unsecured networks (36%), and device theft (29%).

Thirty-three percent of respondents said their organizations were in the process of implementing a Zero Trust security approach, while 53% said multi-factor authentication is required across everything.

Among other things, more than half of respondents said IT budgets this year largely would be used to support remote management, security, and cloud services, and about two-thirds of responding IT managers said they felt “overwhelmed” with the management of remote workers.

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