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Cyber-Security Staff Shortages Hit Work-From-Home Scene

SYDNEY: Australian IT leaders say they are struggling to find skilled cyber-security professionals as they look to support the recent shift to home working, due to the coronavirus, according to a new Harvey Nash/KPMG report.

The Australia-wide move to working from home has brought a number of major problems for the IT industries, including new strains on budgets and increased exposure of many workers to possible online attacks.

This in turn has seen a dramatic rise in the need for cyber-security to be extended to millions of homes.

According to the survey, some 89 percent of Australian IT leaders reported an increase in phishing attacks, and 77pc of these were from malware – suggesting that the massive move to home-working has dramatically increased exposure from employees.

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