Growing Your Business by Modernising the Workplace
Acknowledging the Disadvantages
Data Trust and Security Management
Data leak and privacy breach are two of the things that can easily ruin a client’s trust. And losing a client’s trust is a sure-fire way to lose their business too. But a lot of companies weren’t prepared for a global health catastrophe and didn’t have a strong enough security system already in place before businesses were forced to allow employees to work remotely.
Therefore, 54% of IT professionals think that remote workers pose a great security risk . And they have all the right to think so. After all, no one would be there to oversee how employees treat company and customer data when no one is looking. On top of your employees’ integrity getting tested, IT teams also worry about the ones who take advantage of weak security systems for a living.
Business Email Compromise
Email is the primary way we communicate with external stakeholders. Cybercriminals use this knowledge to exploit vulnerabilities in your system to access your data, which leads to business email compromises. Preventing such thing from happening needs to be at the top of every business’ priority to make sure all your stakeholders are secured.
The recent economic shift made it easier for businesses to allow their employees to work remotely. This has made work-life balance so much better for workers. At the same time, work-from-anywhere has also made it a lot easier for cybercriminals to steal our identities and gain access to our data.
The cyber threats we get are getting increasingly sophisticated that traditional antivirus software can’t detect them anymore. This is why device encryption is a must. With this, whether your device gets lost or accessed by cybercriminals, you can rest assured your information won’t get compromised.
Data is king, and protecting data means protecting all your customers. Here, data storage plays a huge role in your security. Understanding and following the standard way of storing data prevents leaks that can cause financial damage to your customers and ruin your reputation.
Many companies these days have moved on to a hybrid work setup or a completely remote environment. Because of this, employees have to log in to the company’s internal network even when offsite. Modern solutions, such as facial and fingerprint recognition, have been implemented to ensure security.
The people are the company’s assets and can be even more valuable once they are equipped with the knowledge to recognize and prevent security threats. Technology can only do so much. The key is still having trained, enabled and empowered team members.
The Future of the New Normal
The COVID-19 pandemic has been around for more than a year now, and no one can tell when it will be over, or if it will be over. The global economy took a major blow when businesses of all sizes had to close and stop operations because of the pandemic. And for our businesses to survive this global set back, we can’t keep doing the things we only know and feel comfortable in. We need to get out of our comfort zone, learn, adapt, and modernise our workplaces so we can empower our modern workers and continuously grow our business.