Cybersecurity for a Remote Workforce: 3 Strategies for the Year Ahead

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Work from home practices introduce significant cyber risk to any organization. Worryingly, BitSight research discovered that remote office networks are 7.5 times more likely to have at least five distinct malware families on them than a corporate network. 

As remote workforces become the norm, this should ring alarm bells for security leaders. When an employee uses a corporate device on a home network, malware can propagate to the corporate network. This is especially problematic given user behavior and the dynamics of home networks. In 52% of cases, corporate-issued devices are used by family members or trusted friends. These assets also share the same network as potentially insecure IoT devices such as alarm systems, smart TVs, refrigerators, and more.

This brings challenges to security practitioners who have little control over what happens on networks based in private residences.

To create the most secure environment, here are three ways to build better cybersecurity for a remote workforce strategies for the year ahead.

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