Cybersecurity in a hybrid work environment
The recent spate of data breaches and reputational damage to companies globally is driving business leaders to review and overhaul their cybersecurity practices. Cybersecurity is of vital importance, particularly when viewed through the lens of the current COVID-19 business conditions.
Given the current economic conditions, the last thing any organisation needs is a security breach. Many employees are working remotely indefinitely, and according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a quarter of Australians would like to continue this work trend after the COVID-19 restrictions lift. Yet many organisations are carrying on without the normal security protections enterprise networks need as the “perimeter” dissolves due to a largely remote workforce. Additionally, many businesses still haven’t adapted their cybersecurity awareness, training and education practices to accommodate these changing workplace conditions.