With the current pandemic, many employees have had to adjust to remote work. However, Even as companies are moving back towards normalcy, the reality is that remote work is here to stay. This could range from full-time remote work, or perhaps to a more hybrid environment. Regardless of the way work is arranged, it’s safe to say that the rapid shift towards working remotely has fundamentally changed the way employees will work in the future.
With the change in the work setting comes a critical challenge: cybersecurity. The increased amount of off-site end-users introduces an increased security risk. This can lead to the potential for data breaches or even ransomware attacks. To eliminate the total risk, companies should implement a robust backup and disaster recovery that is up to current work standards.
Remote Work Issues
With the increase in remote work during the pandemic, IT professionals were forced to design, deploy and integrate digital frameworks into the day-to-day workflow. This is no easy task, and IT professionals are understandably concerned about the rapid shift to remote work on security at scale. In fact, survey data found that 54% of IT professionals believe remote workers pose a higher security risk than the traditional office.
With remote work here to stay, businesses need to find a middle ground between empowering at-home workers and making sure they don’t accidentally open any security vulnerabilities. If you are interested in learning a few tips for creating a BDR plan for remote workers, make sure to check out the infographic below.
Infographic created by MXOtech, a business intelligence services company