OREANDA-NEWS. The transition to a remote mode of operation contributed to an increase in the load among 43% of Russian residents, according to a study by Kaspersky Lab.

It was held in May-June 2021 and was attended by 4,303 specialists from companies with more than 50 employees from 31 countries, including Russia.

"According to a survey by Kaspersky Lab, 43% of Russians have increased their workload after switching to remote work, and 18% have a significant increase. Despite this, 24% have more energy by the end of the day than when working in an office." the study says.

According to the survey results, 29% of respondents began to feel more comfortable when switching to the remote format, 39% began to get tired more, 32% felt more anxious. In addition, 27% of Russians switched to a mixed work format (partly from home, partly from the office) by mid-2021.

"The remote format of work is associated with an increased number of information security risks, including due to the active use of so-called shadow IT services not approved by the company," said Elena Molchanova, a representative of the Kaspersky Security Awareness direction, whose words are quoted in the message.

The company's experts recommend that organizations whose employees work remotely should regularly update all work devices and software, control the use of IT drivers and restrict downloading of third-party applications, check employee access rights, use VPN access with two-factor authentication, conduct information security trainings among employees and install business security software.