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Explain IT: Season 4, Episode 2 - Securing the remote workforce

What are the best ways to overcome the new challenges of securing a remote workforce?

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In the first episode in our remote working deep dive mini-series, we're taking a look at what new threats security teams are facing in a remote world, how they can start to address these challenges, and what the future of end user security will look like as remote working continues to dominate the way many organisations operate.

  • The way we secure users and manage their behaviour has had to change in the switch to remote working. 
  • There are two elements – ensuring the technical security controls are in place to protect users, and also that people are still aware of the security risks and behave accordingly whilst working from home.
  • There has been an evolution of security, with businesses strengthening their security posture as they realised remote working was here to stay.
  • Organisations are starting to invest in technologies that protect the user wherever they are working, making the digital workplace completely mobile.
  • There is a shift towards identity-based approaches for network security.
  • It’s important for the user to understand exactly what they have access to and why – taking a ‘zero-trust’, or better termed ‘risk adaptive’ approach.
  • Users should be trained in maintaining the best security awareness, to understand how they can play their part and help make security stronger. With this training, organisations can trust their users to be more aware of security and the associated threats.



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