A survey carried out by the cyber security Fortinet and released on Thursday (10) showed that, after the pandemic of the new coronavirus, 30% of the companies must follow with the home office being working regime.

The survey pointed out that corporations intend to keep more than half of their employees in remote work and that they plan to increase their investments in structure for telework by 90%, which results in about US $ 250 million.


According to the survey, with the arrival of the pandemic, companies needed to increase their IT structures. Frederico Tostes, national manager of Fortinet Brasil, comments that firms have seen a significant increase in attempts to cyber attacks.

For this reason, “we saw the investment in VPN, access control and security in the cloud grow in at least half of the organizations, as well as the search for qualified IT professionals”, says Tostes.

In this sense, the study shows that, although 65% of companies maintain VPN networks, which allows access to a company's internal network, only 37% of them had multifactor authentication tools, a security measure that has already proven itself as an important ally in data protection.

According to the WHO, there are already more than 28 million cases of infection by Covid-19 in the world. Photo: Pixabay

In addition, only 55% of the assessed institutions have IT employees qualified to promote a change in the way of working safely. Therefore, for the next 24 months, about 70% of corporations say they want to invest in industry professionals.

The survey was conducted with 400 companies from 17 countries, including Brazil. All participating organizations have more than 2.500 employees, so they are considered to be large. They are from the most varied branches of Economics, such as: Education, Energy, Health, Technology, Retail, Finance and Public Administration.

Brazilians prefer home office

Another survey, released in May, this time made by Pulses, startup specialized in organizational climate, revealed that 80% of Brazilians prefer the home office as a work regime.

At the time, 21% of respondents stated that one of the problems with this occupation model is the lack of structure that companies have made available to employees. The survey was carried out with 89 thousand employees from 261 Brazilian companies.