Many businesses are now having to facilitate home working for the first time. Even those that have been set up for remote access for years may not be equipped to enable home working on the scale we are witnessing during this pandemic.
There is no doubt that COVID-19 is creating additional security threats as attackers attempt to take advantage of the increased proportion of the workforce spending more time online at home, working in unorthodox surroundings.
The reality is that if organisations don’t equip employees with the appropriate security tools, policies and training, a compromise or a breach could bring the whole business to a grinding halt. Home working shouldn’t prioritise productivity at the expense of security.
Fortunately, we’re long past the days when business security ended at the office walls. The security perimeter is now digital, and cloud-based security tools allow IT teams to monitor and protect devices off-domain, utilising automation and providing round-the-clock protection.
Our research will examine:
- What organisations are doing today to ensure their remote workforces are secure from cyber threats, and what more they could be doing.
- Digital distancing - what this means and why home workers need to think about this.
- The use of VPNs, dedicated Wi-Fi networks, strong passwords, multi-factor authentication, endpoint security, and cyber risk awareness and training.