While the pandemic forced more companies to embrace remote work, it’s likely employees will expect to have the option to work remotely or, at least, a hybrid of on-site and at-home, moving forward.
While many employees feel empowered by the flexibility of remote and hybrid work, according to The ADP Research Institute’s People at Work 2021: A Global Workforce View, only 63% of survey respondents feel their company is providing the equipment they need to do their job remotely.
This presents a heightened risk of security breaches if staff is using personal equipment to complete their work. Keeping data secure is just one of many hurdles facing employers who offer hybrid or remote work as an option to their staff.
Yet to refuse to offer remote or hybrid work could make it extremely challenging to hire and retain quality staff.
Over the last several weeks there has been a large increase of activity across cyberspace surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and malicious actors trying to take advantage of this unfortunate time we are all living in. With much of our workforce being pushed remote, it poses further risks. With home networks and using work machines being utilized outside of their corporate environment, it is up to the users to be vigilant in reporting concerns or issues. Companies should also be deploying tools to help further secure their information.