The new normal: why organisations must urgently secure home working
April 17, 2020Phil Muncaster
The COVID-19 pandemic may have hit like a bolt from the blue, but the repercussions may be felt for years to come. That’s not a doom-laden economic warning, it’s recognition of the fact that the coronavirus may cause a permanent shift in the way people work. For businesses, this is an opportunity: remote workers are generally happier, more productive and less likely to move jobs. But it’s also a challenge without the right security plans in place. The uptick in attacks on home workers has highlighted in one swoop the cyber-threats facing organisations in this space. Tackling them will require a common-sense blend of new technologies, processes and policies.