Thriving In A Hybrid Work Environment


The pandemic caused an unprecedented shift that transformed the business landscape in 2020 and 2021. It’s part of the reason why nearly 60% of employers expect to invest more in tools and training necessary to successfully migrate to hybrid work. 

While the past 20 months have been challenging for many organizations, one thing that’s been reinforced from the remote working experience is the importance of strong cybersecurity measures. Investment in cybersecurity technology is no longer an option for most business, just as ignorance is no longer an excuse for a major breach.

So how does an organization set themselves up not just to succeed, but also to thrive in a hybrid work environment? To capture the best of both situations and maximize the time spent working from home and in the office?

According to a study conducted by Entrust, some of the biggest security challenges facing hybrid work models include security of home internet connection, leaked sensitive company information, cyberattacks from bad actors, and poor data protection methods.

Entrust also identified that:

  • 81% of organization recognized a need to increase data security awareness during the pandemic.
  • 76% have replaced passwords with no password solutions that promote better security hygiene and user experience.
  • 61% claim that a large portion of their data breaches in the last year were to due compromised credentials.

Before even thinking about new security controls and technologies, organizations should rewrite their policies for a new hybrid workplace, including access rights for individual employees, remote connection processes, off-site data handling, and users’ cybersecurity responsibilities.

Here are a few simple ways to ensure that your company’s data is safe:

  • VPN’s: Offer safe, remote access to the organization’s servers for all employees, while protecting the organization’s data through encryption.
  • Multi-Factor Authentication: Provides an additional layer of security and reduces the risk of client identities being compromised.
  • Password Protection: Applications allows you to manage your passwords safely, preventing classified information from leaking.
  • Single Sign-On: Allows users to sign in once to access a range of applications and services. Can combine with MFA.

Is your company secure? Do you not know one way or another if you are secure? Do you know where to start when it comes to a hybrid workforce and security? We can help you with that.

At Datasmith, you and your business come first! We keep your eyes on the future; keeping your business safe requires customized, proactive solutions designed to adapt and meet your daily needs.

Between our Live Virtual Help Desk, Service Desk, and unparalleled Staff Assistance, we’ve always got your back. Contact us today to make sure that you’ve secured your hybrid workforce.

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