Workplace security and compliance specialist CWSI has found that Irish businesses are seeing bigger increases in cybersecurity attacks than their European counterparts.
A European survey from CWSI reveals that 54% of Irish companies have seen a rise in cybersecurity breach attempts in the last year, the highest in Europe and compared to 42% on average for European firms.
The report also shows that 12% of Irish organisations have fallen victim to a phishing attack on a mobile device in the last 12 months.
Phishing is perceived to be the highest cybersecurity threat in Ireland (76%), followed by human error (58%) and ransomware (46%), CWSI said.
The report also shows that 55% of Irish businesses perceive security to be the most important factor when it comes to digital workplace/remote working over the next 12 months, the highest in Europe and compared to 45% of European respondents.
But just 68% of Irish organisations have carried out mobile security awareness training, and just 35% carry out regular penetration and vulnerability tests for mobile devices, today’s report shows.
However, CWSI said that 86% of companies in Ireland are confident in their ability to secure company data on remote devices, ahead of their European counterparts on 73%.