Originally posted at ZDNet by Danny Palmer

majority of security professionals now working from home – and almost half being reassigned to general IT support as organisations adapt to the challenges of remote working.

But it’s a move that could be making organisations more vulnerable to hackers and cyberattacks.

A survey by International Information System Security Certification Consortium – also known as (ISC)² – examined how the global COVID-19 outbreak has affected the work of cybersecurity professionals since the shift towards remote working as a result of social distancing and lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus.

It’s because of the sudden change in working that 47% of those surveyed say they’ve found themselves reassigned to general IT tasks as organisations adapt to the new reality.

In 90% of cases, the security team is working remotely full-time – the remaining 10% that are still going to an office are doing so either because their organisation is sensitive in nature and the work can’t be done from home, or the company doesn’t have the capability to allow full-time remote work. In many cases, these people would prefer to stay home, but as some respondents put it, “duty calls”…

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