A new report from Forrester Research has found that at least 70% of companies will allow their employees to work from home at least two days a week.
This means that these organizations will need to make significant changes to their cybersecurity model moving forward.
With 60% of companies shifting to a hybrid work arrangement, 10% focusing on fully virtual work and 30% working to come back to the office, it is clear that there will be an increased demand to improve cybersecurity frameworks.
“There are technology solutions out there that make it possible,” said JP Gownder, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester’s Future of Work practice. “From a cybersecurity perspective, if you are willing to upgrade to modern tools, if you adopt as much endpoint security as possible to manage devices and data, and if you are building a viable cloud infrastructure with modern design principles, you have a baseline for decent security.”
One of the most anticipated outcomes of the pandemic is the increased community of remote workers. Now that companies have built the infrastructure to support flexible working, it is clear that this will be an option for many professionals moving forward.
This means that these workers will need to be equipped with the tools and technology that can make operating with a distributed workforce safe, secure and effective.
For instance, having the right hardware, remote access services, collaborative tools and security will help remote employees maintain their productivity.