As your organization embraces a hybrid work structure, it’s vital to address your cybersecurity standing. Strong endpoint, network, email and application solutions are key. With advanced, multi-layered security, you’ll protect your IT environment against sophisticated threats.
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As you further embrace a hybrid work structure, there’s no better time to safeguard your technology ecosystem. Protect your IT environment against sophisticated threats with advanced, multi-layered security.
With advanced, multi-layered security, you’ll protect your IT environment against sophisticated threats.
Though we’ve eased many pandemic restrictions on socialization, the hybrid workforce is here to stay. According to a 2021 Hybrid Work Global Survey of business and IT leaders:
Despite the many benefits of hybrid work, the transition hasn’t come without concerns — especially its impact on cybersecurity. Hackers have focused in on dispersed endpoints, cloud migration and less-secured home networks.
As we double down on hybrid work, it’s crucial that businesses reassess their protection against current and evolving threats.
Let’s take a look at vital areas of security for your hybrid workforce:
Are these zones of your hybrid workforce vulnerable or secure?
When employees are dispersed, there’s a heavier reliance on cloud-based systems and home devices. This in turn expands your attack surface. Secure servers, multi-factor authentication and a clear remote-access policy are essential for your hybrid employees.
Remember that all devices are vulnerable to attack, especially on home networks. For example: Printers are often overlooked, yet they store, transmit and print sensitive data.
Did you know: In August 2019, a group of researchers looking to teach a security lesson identified 800,000 printers connected to the internet. They were able to get 450,000 of these printers to print out a page of information discussing printer security.
Employees should only print from home when absolutely necessary, and they should be regularly trained on storage and deletion processes. Strong employee training, advanced endpoint security and Identity and Access Management (IAM) tools can help secure your home-based employees.
Working from coffee shops, shared spaces and mobile phones introduces risks that include lost or stolen mobile devices, unsecure Wi-Fi networks and eavesdropping.
To stay secure, mobile employees should:
The traditional office space should also be protected with:
Hackers know that hybrid employees are constantly switching between networks, and they’re taking advantage.
While outside the office, cybercriminals may target employee laptops, mobile devices and applications with malware. When your employee then logs in at the office, that malware can infect all your network systems.
With encryption for cloud-based data, firewalls and a strong VPN, you can effectively limit intrusions into to your most vital data.
Securing your organization without an experienced partner can lead to a host of challenges. But at Insight, our experts will guide you from end to end.
We’ll help you:
Stay ahead of evolving cyberthreats with modern solutions from Insight.