Securing the expanding remote workforce has become a critical priority for organizations as many on-premises offices and workplaces remain closed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Remote Workforce Security Survey will reveal the current state of securing the remote workforce, key challenges and unique security threats faced by organizations, technology gaps and preferences, investment priorities, and more.

Please take the 10 minute survey and receive the anonymized report as a thank you for sharing your insights.

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* 1. What percentage of your workforce was working remotely / at home BEFORE COVID (on average)? (Select one)

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* 2. What percentage of your workforce is working remotely / at home NOW during the COVID pandemic (on average)? (Select one)

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* 3. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, how prepared was your organization with a business continuity / disaster recovery plan that included a rapid shift from on-premises to a remote workforce? (Select one)

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* 4. How concerned are you about the security risks introduced by employees working from home? (Select one)

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* 5. What is your organization primarily concerned with securing while employees work remotely? (Select all that apply)

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* 6. What are your concerns about the security risks introduced by new classes of remote users while working from home? (Select all that apply)

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* 7. How prepared was your organization for the shift to remote work from a security perspective? (Select one)

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* 8. What security controls do you currently deploy to secure remote work / home office scenarios? (Select all that apply)

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* 9. What would you consider your organization’s biggest security challenge regarding increasing the remote workforce? (Select all that apply)

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* 10. What specific threat vectors are you most concerned about with employees working from home? (Select all that apply)

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* 11. How many days did it take your organization to expand capacity to fully support the recently expanded remote workforce? (Select one)

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* 12. How did you expand your capacity for providing remote employees with secure access to corporate resources? (Select all that apply)

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* 13. Are employees able to access managed applications from personal, unmanaged devices? (Select one)

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* 14. Does your organization track or audit organization-owned devices by department? (Select one)

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* 15. Since going remote, which of the following have you received increased security support question about? (Select all that apply)

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* 16. What work applications used by remote workers are you most concerned about from a security perspective? (Select all that apply)

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* 17. What percentage of your application stack is cloud vs. on-premises? (Select one)

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* 18. Could remote work impact compliance mandates that apply to your organization? (Select one)

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* 19. If so, which ones? (Select all that apply)

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* 20. Do you agree with the following statement: Much of the burden of responsibility for securing the remote workplace is shifting from the IT security team to the individual employee. (Select one)

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* 21. Which of the following security protocols are individuals most resistant to adhering to or maintain? (Select all that apply)

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* 22. Is your organization seeing higher productivity and other benefits from remote work? (Select one)

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* 23. Do you expect to continue to support increased work from home capabilities in the future (due to increased productivity and other business benefits)? (Select one)

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* 24. Is your organization considering making some positions permanently remote (that used to be on-site) after the COVID pandemic ends? (Select one)

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* 25. How is your budget for remote work security controls increasing in the next 12 months? (Select one)

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* 26. What have been the biggest impediments to scaling security for your remote workforce? (Select all that apply)

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* 27. Which roles in your company were enabled for working remotely / at home BEFORE COVID? (Select all that apply)

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* 28. Which roles in your company are you enabling NOW for working remotely / at home DURING the COVID pandemic? (Select all that apply)

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* 29. Do you enforce the same level of security controls and data management for all roles in the company as they access remotely? (Select one)

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* 30. What is the primary risk you’re concerned with as your users connect remotely? (Select one)

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* 31. What use cases are you using SaaS or cloud-based applications for? (Select all that apply)

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* 32. Has COVID accelerated migration of additional user workflows or applications to cloud-based applications? (Select one)

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* 33. Do you enforce a VPN connection for all remote workers or can they enable or disable the corporate VPN at will? (Select one)

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* 34. What visibility do you have over user activity if VPN is disabled by a remote worker? (Select one)

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* 35. What makes remote work less secure? (Select all that apply)

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* 36. Please rank the importance of the following cyber technologies to protect the organization from these new threat vectors? (Rank most important answers at the top)

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* 37. To what degree do you agree with this statement: Throughout the shift to remote work, leaning upon VPN has proven challenging. (Select one)

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* 38. To what degree do you agree with this statement: Going forward, your organization will shift away from on-premises appliances and tools in favor of the cloud for enabling remote work. (Select one)

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* 39. How concerned is your organization about sophisticated impersonation and/or phishing email attacks (Select one)

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* 40. Has there been an increase in the amount of spam emails your employees have received while working remotely? (Select one)

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* 41. How confident are you that legacy email security tools can stop sophisticated novel email phishing attacks from reaching employee inboxes? (Select one)

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* 42. How confident are you that your existing security tools would be able to identify insider threat or a stealthy attack through the supply chain? (Select one)

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* 43. How important is it that security tools can adapt to changing digital environments, without requiring humans to configure them? (Select one)

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* 44. To what extent do you agree that signature and rule-based tools are incapable of detecting novel (zero-day) attacks? (Select one)

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* 45. To protect a remote/hybrid workforce, is your organization considering adopting AI or autonomous security systems? (Select one)

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* 46. Going forward, do you expect your organization to shift from multiple, siloed security tools, in favor of platform solutions that cover the entire digital infrastructure? (Select one)

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* 47. How has remote work impacted your helpdesk wait times? (Select one)

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* 48. Have you experienced employees finding workarounds in your security system/policies? (Select one)

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* 49. Do you currently have an identity proofing/verification process before issuing users with identity credentials? (Select one)

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