In a new survey of 256 cybersecurity professionals responsible for securing their companies' digital assets, 81 percent of respondents said their job function has changed in some capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 Cybersecurity Pulse Survey study, conducted this month by the international nonprofit membership association (ISC)², suggests that a large contingent of security pros – 47 percent of respondents – are being shifted to non-security-related IT assignments.

Such assignments include equipping members of the mobile workforce – an apparently logical development, considering that 96 percent of survey-takers said their organizations instituted work-from-home policies, with 47 percent saying the entire organizational workforce is operating remotely.

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