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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.

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