Stay-at-home workers are threatening corporate IT security with 93 percent of them admitting they reuse passwords and 29 percent allowing other family members to use their company-issued devices for homework and online entertainment, according to a report from CyberArk.

In a late April 2020 survey of 3,000 remote office workers and IT professionals in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, 37 percent of the respondents said they save passwords in browsers on their corporate devices. Among the findings:

  • 77 percent of remote employees are using unmanaged, insecure BYOD devices to access corporate systems
  • Two-thirds of employees have adopted communication and collaboration tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, which have recently reported security vulnerabilities compromised could open the door to an organization’s most critical systems and resources.

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