July 11, 2021

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Cybersecurity for a hybrid workforce

The covid-19 pandemic shook the world and its impact was felt in every sector with most businesses relying on remote work to stay afloat during the chaos. However, with the recent rollout of vaccines, there is hope that businesses can do away with the fully remote model since it provides less space for collaboration. Many companies have touted hybrid work environments as the best option moving forward.

A hybrid environment brings together elements of traditional on-site work and remote work. Employees will have the choice to work from home, at the office or split time between both. While hybrid environments have advantages such as flexibility and good productivity, there are disadvantages like heightened cyber risks. These risks are especially conspicuous since many endpoints operate outside the secure corporate perimeter in a distributed work environment.

Cybersecurity best practices for your hybrid workforce:

  • Regular Risk Assessment
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Asset Management (Inventory and Mapping)
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Continuous Monitoring (Health and Vulnerability) for Network and Endpoint Devices
  • Strong Identity Controls – Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
  • Access and Permissions Management
  • Threat Intelligence, Investigations and Hunting (real-time)
  • Security-Driven Internal Network Configurations
  • Network Segregation
  • Strict Password Policies/Management Tools
  • Secure and Guard Home Routers/Wi-Fi Connections
  • Security Operations Centre (SOC) for Core Operations
  • Secure Cloud-Powered Systems/Solutions
  • Backups and Disaster Recovery Systems
  • Business Continuity Strategy
  • Clear, Documented Policies and Procedures
  • Define Incident Notification and Response Plans
  • Continual Security Awareness Training
  • Transparent Communication
  • Security-First Culture


Contact us to learn more about each of these security best practices and more for hybrid work environments.