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Why your Remote Working Solutions Need to be Embedded in Cyber Security

We’ve seen a momentous shift in how we work - perhaps more so than we ever imagined for the first half of 2020. As organisations migrate their workplace to the cloud and accelerate their digital transformation strategies to keep up with the demands of government regul.. Continue

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Colin McGregor

We’ve seen a momentous shift in how we work - perhaps more so than we ever imagined for the first half of 2020. As organisations migrate their workplace to the cloud and accelerate their digital transformation strategies to keep up with the demands of government regulations and trying to manage inertia, our partners have had to be more reactive than ever.

As a reseller, the rapid implementation of customers’ digital strategies has seen massive growth and opportunity. However, it’s important to not lose momentum. Your customers have seen their culture, productivity and collaboration capabilities challenged as they’ve been compelled to enforce a new working environment.

While the dust is settling for a lot of organisations of all verticals, sizes and cultures, resellers need to understand that many are starting to address the cracks in their strategies; ones that weren’t seen straight away in the flurry of acceleration. Urged to rethink their existing challenges and work structure, resellers have their moment to begin a proactive drive in deepening what they can offer their customers.

With 82% of organisations believing that they have cyber security skill shortages, the type of measures needed to maintain their businesses is starting to be more prominent in every decision. While SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and Modern Workplace solutions are the bread and butter that’s boosting the remote working phenomena, there’s a misnomer around how to keep your solutions safe.

There are many types of cyber security threats, most of which come about through improper procedures and insufficient protection for the level of data sensitivity. When remote working comes into play, these risks are heightened as human error and lack of due diligence both jeopardise organisations’ security postures.

Why Does Cyber Security Need to Embed into Your Remote Cloud Solutions?

 

Uncertainty around Home WiFi

In the office, managers typically have control of the security around all WiFi networks which brings a level of autonomy back into central systems. Often employees have weaker home networks with weak protocols, allowing hackers the perfect conditions to access your corporate network. With additional embedded security, you can mitigate against these conditions that are often too difficult to implement. Providing an extra wall of security, it gives cyber criminals more challenges in accessing specific types of data.

 

The Rise of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Organisations spend millions each year ensuring that their devices and systems are armed with tight security regulations. Putting the emphasis on your employees to make sure that they’re taking the right precautions is often a risk for employers. Organisations’ security measures are only as strong as their employees’ common sense, so to put the onus onto their workforce in a remote environment is a big compromise.

 

Employee Trust

By adopting remote cloud solutions you’re broadening your scope on business governance. With everyone having visibility on the work you’re conducting and the sales you’re driving, you can be sure that your team builds up the motivation to collaborate and have the right tools to communicate. But when sensitive data comes into play, do you feel like you can trust your employees?

 

As previously mentioned, your employees may not have the most secure framework for complete secure working, but that’s not the only aspect that’s holding your security posture back. TeamViewer Pilot offers remote connection to servers, commercial-grade machines and IoT devices anywhere, to give your end-users complete visibility over their employees. As well as instant access, you can also ensure that there’s instant remote support to help workers with their troubleshooting.

 

If you want more information about how you can create a secure remote environment for your end-users, visit the TeamViewer showcase page today, or contact the cyber security team at cyber-security@ingrammicro.co.uk.