As remote work continues to increase in the wake of COVID-19, so have the risks associated with it. More employees are working from home than ever before, and organizations need to be equipped to handle the threats that come along with it.
Our white paper describes some of the dangers that businesses must now take into account. One such risk is weakened cyber-security defenses. When employees no longer work in an office building, their network connections are rarely secured with firewalls and safeguards. In fact, during the lockdown of 2020, cyberattacks increased by 238%. Companies also run the risk of increased cloud breaches. Now that nearly everything is saved to the cloud, sensitive information can be accessed by anyone anywhere, with less oversight in place than in more traditional data-storage methods.
In response, organizations need to strengthen their cybersecurity measures. This can include training staff members to correctly identify and respond to cyberattacks—as well as rethinking risks involved with third-party vendors. Now more than ever, companies must be vigilant to update and protect their information.
Which strategies should your company use? Find out here.