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Organizations Struggle with Network Security as Remote Working Becomes Popular

HR Tech Outlook | Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Several organizations struggle to maintain the optimum level of network security during the covid-19 pandemic.

FREMONT, CA: Several global companies during the pandemic have been struggling to maintain their network security protocols as their employees start working remotely. Over 3000 security workers from America, Europe, and APAC confirm that the transition to remote working has significantly affected the network security infrastructure at several businesses. In addition to that, organizations that prioritized data access over security were facing even more severe issues. Many executives have confirmed that the shortcuts taken by their organization at the beginning of the pandemic have put their cyber security protocols at high risk, and their network security measures were compromised. Several organizations which prioritized remote access over remote network security were exposed to significant cyber security threats, including unchecked policy violations, unauthorized access, unsanctioned application usages, and data breaches. Leaders across several industries also confirmed that they compromised on security due to a lack of enforcement of robust cyber security policies and allowing remote working employees more freedom than acceptable.

Several businesses also intentionally disabled their remote security measures in order to house seamless operations from remote locations. Many of these organizations are now actively optimizing their cyber security policies to support a hybrid form of work in the future. As the covid-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in cyber security policies across several businesses, many companies are now evaluating their security protocols. Even before the pandemic hit, many organizations were migrating to cloud services, exposing them to cyber attacks due to a lack of efficient security protocols. In the wake of the pandemic, where digitalization is no longer an option, implementing robust cyber security protocols and ensuring optimum employee behavior is necessary for businesses to survive. Prioritizing comfort over security always results in disaster, and several organizations have learned a lesson from this. Efficient and comprehensive cyber security protocols are a must in today’s business environment for maintaining security as well as competitiveness.

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