Brazilians resign to remote work monitoring

Brazilian workers have come to terms with the lack of privacy at work and are open to being monitored by their employers, but insufficient knowledge of security issues could endanger companies, a new study has found.

According to the survey carried out with 11,000 consumers across 11 countries by Unisys, 87% of the 1,000 Brazilians polled said they are comfortable with being monitored remotely by the companies they work for.

More than half of the respondents (52%) are comfortable with their employers tracking their computer access time, through login and logout events. This represents a 12 percentage points increase in relation to the global average of 40%. In addition, 65% of Brazilians say they feel responsible for the security of their data.

On the other hand, the study points to a lack of awareness about security issues, which could pose a risk to employers as organizations move towards hybrid working approaches, whereby employees can divide their time between the office and working from home.

Only a third of those polled claim to be familiar with the threat of SIM jacking, a scam in which criminals transfer the victim’s phone number to a device they control.

As for smishing, whereby scammers send

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