During these troubling times, as companies, adapt to this new normal, Working from Home, is increasing productivity in some areas and increasing security risks in other areas. Security systems and efficiencies have to adapt and learn as well.
As employees and enterprises alike adjust to the new virtual working economy, there are still many lessons learned that will come in the months and years ahead. But one thing has become clear: Remote work is here to stay.
In this new environment, the most pressing challenge for businesses, besides bandwidth and performance, is cybersecurity. These virtual environments create more opportunities for cyberattacks, especially through the employee’s home network and any devices connected to it.
Working with your family, on the same network, as they are going to school from home? How much can you trust all those Google Chromebooks the schools are passing out?
What is compounding these issues is that companies have fewer controls around the security hygiene of remote workers without the ability to monitor home networks and devices, or do IT home visits. Of course, at the same time, threat actors have recognized these security gaps and stepped up attacks against remote workers to snag valuable, proprietary information.
Overcoming the security gaps of a remote workforce will require rethinking existing security approaches, investing in emerging technologies, and developing new solutions. Here are 5 technology approaches that Mult-T-tech is looking at to help customers protect their most valuable resources, Data, and Employee Productivity.
- Remote Maintenance with Privacy-focused home network monitoring
- Mobile Devices and Security Hardware Layered Options
- Increased and Immersive Cybersecurity Testing and Training
- Company Controlled Continuous and Two Factor Authentication
- Secure, encrypted, and private connections to company data and networks.