Hybrid Work Can Increase Cybersecurity Threats
- March 3, 2023
After a couple of years of working from home, employees are still looking to avoid commuting full time, which has led to the adoption of hybrid workforces doing (at least part of) their job remotely.
According to recent research, 74% of U.S. companies are planning to implement hybrid workforces as a permanent solution, while 63% of rapid-growth companies are already on board with it.
While it brings many positives, working remotely doesn’t come without its challenges and the most important one is cybersecurity. Employees who work from home operate outside of the robust controls you’ve built within the corporate environment. Having multiple people accessing sensitive information from numerous locations or devices can put confidential information at risk.
An expanded threat surface has given more opportunities to cyber criminals to attack, but as companies plan to support remote work, security models have been evolving to minimize those threats.
Updated security protocols include securing internal & external communications channels for employees and clients, increasing cyber security awareness and education, and if possible, even providing safe devices to avoid breaches from multiple personal devices.