The hybrid workplace; a cybersecurity nightmare?

As a result of the lockdown period many workplaces are now offering the flexibility to work remotely. This has been seen as a welcome change by many employees – but not necessarily the cyber security teams.


In a recent article the Wall Street Journal outlines why the new hybrid workplace is “a hacker’s dream”.


The article points out that as a result of remote working devices are moving in and out of company networks, including home networks and networks in public places. This means that the devices are more exposed to hackers, and therefore much more vulnerable to malware.


So, what’s the solution?


Using a company VPN is a great way to secure communication channels between the office and remote employees. Plus, ensuring all software and devices are regularly updated will further help to reduce risk.


Educating and training employees is also important in working to reduce the potential of a cyber-attack. Providing frequent security training both virtually and in person will help to instil a greater awareness among your workforces.


On our website, you can find a selection of resources tailored for a range of organisations, as well as our FREE core membership option.


If you are responsible for an IT security system in the North East and would like further help to boost your cybersecurity, contact us at enquiries@nebrcentre.co.uk