8 Steps in Securing Your

Remote Workforce

 

Critical steps that IT teams should take to protect

their remote workforce and avoid risk.



According to data based on an analysis of US Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics by Global Workplace Analytics, the number of people working remotely in the US increased 159% between 2005 and 2017, and over the last five years, remote work growth is at 43%. As of July 2019, 4.7 million people in the US were telecommuting, up 3.9 million since 2015. Factor in a pandemic in 2020, remote work has skyrocketed.


Global Workplace Analytics now estimates that 56% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible (at least partially) with remote work. What does this mean for our long-term workforce? They predict that the longer people are required to work from home, the greater adoption we’ll see, leading them to predict that by the end of 2021, 25-30% of the workforce will be working from home multiple days a week.

 

 

The fortunate side of this sudden increase in remote workers is that the technology does exist to support it. As more and more businesses are moving their resources and data to the cloud, remote work is quite feasible — it’s here, and quickly becoming the new normal.

 

2021

25-30% of the workforce will be working from home

 

But with a work-from-anywhere approach comes additional challenges, challenges that have many IT professionals scrambling to secure their remote users while giving them the access to the internal resources they need to remain productive.

Where to Start

The security best practices mentioned above will help you protect your data and your workforce as they work outside your company walls. But, implementing these security measures can be another challenge altogether.

 

At OneNeck, we are here to help. If you aren’t sure where to start, we can execute a security framework assessment or vulnerability scan to establish a baseline and document where your risks are today. We can then help you prioritize a plan of attack to mitigate the risks and ensure your data remains protected.

 

Security doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With the right partner by your side, we can guide and assist you, incrementally building a robust security solution built on best practices and integrated tools.

 

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