Millions of companies have recently transitioned to remote working arrangements, and with that comes cybersecurity challenges for IT teams.
Remote working undoubtedly has provided numerous benefits for both employees and employers, but in order to fully adopt this policy, organizations need to ensure their security efforts are strong.
Many companies have relied on VPNs for employees who are using enterprise networks at home, but this only offers a short-term solution. Instead, businesses need to focus on a more durable approach. For instance, IT teams can create security infrastructures to better support workers’ devices and ensure they are safe to use no matter where they are working from.
Using mobile device management (MDM) solutions is one way to maintain security as they allow IT teams to remotely monitor devices and update their software as necessary.
MDM solutions can also help by alerting IT teams when there is any sort of change or threat to the device that needs to be addressed. With cybersecurity attacks on the uprise since March, it is necessary for companies to have these tools in place.
Moving forward, IT leaders need to make sure their emergency plans are updated to resolve new risks and issues that employees may face as they transition to working remotely. Making sure that these new protocols are communicated to both the IT team and workers will be vital in keeping everyone in making long-term remote working more seamless.