"Organisations are facing a hybrid future," according to Gartner, with 75% of hybrid or remote knowledge workers stating that their expectations for working flexibly have risen.
Employees have experienced unexpected advantages of working remotely. Aside from the newfound flexibility in work schedules, there are other advantages, such as:
Increased employee retention and productivity.
Fewer co-worker interruptions.
Reduced company overhead costs.
More time with family due to commute elimination.
But whether you agree with it or not, the reality is that remote working is here to stay (at least to some extent). While the jury is still out in terms of its business benefits, what’s certain is that as long-term remote work arrangements are becoming more widespread, organisations will require increasingly stringent security measures to protect against cyber attacks and data breaches.
The question you need to ask is, from a cybersecurity perspective, is your organisation prepared for this “hybrid future?”
Unsecured network connections, unsanctioned devices and apps, and a considerably larger attack surface; are some of the risks that increased remote working will bring. Persistent and creative cybercriminals are constantly on the lookout for flaws in remote working environments and tech stacks. When you add in a remote employee with little technological skills and security awareness working outside the safety of the corporate network firewall, you have a recipe for a cyber disaster!
What steps should your company take to ensure that your employees are secure no matter where they may be working from? With the help of the network security experts at Fortinet, this e-book will look at some security guidelines, strategies and technologies that are essential in keeping your organisation secure as you move towards a hybrid working future.
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