We’ll be following on from our previous blog post and once again touching upon network security, but we’ll focus more on the effects of the recent shift towards more home/remote/hybrid working on corporate security and discuss best practices for maintaining a secure environment.
The Rise of Remote Work
Remote work is not a new concept; however, the pandemic has made it a necessity for many organizations. According to a recent survey by the Office for National Statistics, 44% of workers reported home or hybrid working. This shift has led to increased reliance on networks for virtual meetings, presentations, and collaboration.
The Security Implications
As organizations adapt to the new normal of remote and hybrid work, the security landscape is also undergoing a transformation. While the shift has enabled unprecedented levels of flexibility and collaboration, it has also introduced a host of security challenges that cannot be ignored.
In this section, we delve into the specific implications that remote work has had on corporate security, from the complexities of remote access to the increased vulnerabilities that come with a dispersed workforce.
Remote Access to Corporate Networks
Phishing and Social Engineering Attacks
Best Practices for Secure Networks
While the challenges posed by the shift to remote work are significant, they are not insurmountable. With the right strategies and technologies in place, organizations can secure their networks without compromising on functionality or ease of use. In this section, we outline some of the best practices that can help you maintain a robust and secure network in a remote or hybrid work environment.
Use a VPN
Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Regular Software Updates
Navigating the Future of Security with Datapath
The transition to remote and hybrid work models has been both a blessing and a challenge for organizations. While it offers unparalleled flexibility and work-life balance for employees, it also brings forth new vulnerabilities in security. However, these challenges are not insurmountable. By implementing tried-and-true security measures like the ones we have explored here, organizations can significantly mitigate risks.
At Datapath, we are committed to helping you navigate these complexities by providing cutting-edge solutions that prioritize both functionality and security. Aetria connects all screens and workstations across the entire control room, meaning operators will now find it much easier to collaborate and respond quickly to any threats. Speak to us to learn more about Aetria can help