New Year, Same Work Force Trends
Moving full speed ahead in 2021 with the lessons of last year behind us, it will be critical for organizations to normalize what was originally a quick fix in 2020.
The unexpected events of last year required us all to make urgent decisions and find quick solutions that might not have been the most efficient for the long term, but they helped secure environments given the sudden circumstances of a purely remote workforce.
Nine months later, the remote workforce operation is just as active as before, if not more so, and it doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon, if at all. It is more important than ever for companies to continue looking at ways to efficiently protect their business and employees. For small to midsize companies, utilizing fractional security to protect the business and employees allows them to provide the same level of security and support that larger companies can provide. What we thought was a two-week shift is closing in on a full year, and this extended remote time span has only highlighted the need to protect our workers and our data.
What it Means For You
From the get-go, implementing quick solutions likely meant sacrificing some degree of security just to enable the right work-from-home setting. We now need to take a step back and analyze how to develop and maintain maximum data security for the remote workforce settings we will all be a part of in 2021. With more normalcy for remote operations, the standard protections extend to home computers and networks, and with that comes a larger attack surface and potentially more risk.
Phishing attacks, ransomware, and other social engineering attacks are only expected to increase in frequency this year. According to Tech Republic, 62% of companies are still allowing employees access to data they do not need, thus making them 2.5 times more susceptible to a data breach.
So how can you rethink your approach to remote productivity with a greater focus on security maintenance?
Atmosera Can Help
Our security experts can assess your workforce environment and provide the right recommendations to maximize data protection with a customized solution for your business as remote work will continue to be a trend this year.
Through detailed assessments, we will implement the right infrastructure, that is secured end-to-end and monitored 24x7x365 days a year to keep your critical data safe.
Connect with our platform experts today for an environment assessment to create the security and data protection your business requires.