The rapid surge of remote work across industries in the wake of COVID-19 is incredible. Microsoft teams reached 44 million daily active users on March 18th, a 12 million user jump from the week before (Zaveri, 2020)! Luckily, remote work has several proven benefits, like greater employee satisfaction and even increased productivity. However, it is vital to adequately optimize your businesses remote working tools to reap these rewards and stray away from its challenges.
One major problem of remote work is SECURITY.
46% of employees admitted to moving files between work and personal computers (Sundar, 2020).
36% of organizations have had a security incident caused by a remote worker (Remote Workforce, 2020).
Less than 50% of remote workers state that they have experienced proper internet security training (Bump, 2020).
Here are some tips to optimize remote work:
create policies on network access and file sharing.
Implement a secure cloud sharing solution.
Turn on multi-factor authentication (MFA) for company apps.
Make sure to implement these tips to optimize your work environment. Let us know how your remote work environment is going. We are here for you if you have any questions or concerns. As always, elevate your business technology with Micro Trends.
Bump, P. (n.d.). 40 Remote Work Stats to Know in 2020. Retrieved from https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/remote-work-stats
Remote Workforce Cybersecurity Survey. (2020, March 3). Retrieved from https://openvpn.net/remote-workforce-cybersecurity-quick-poll/
Venkatesh SundarFounder & Chief Marketing Officer. (2020, March 19). How to Maintain Security with Remote Workers? Retrieved from https://www.indusface.com/blog/maintain-security-remote-workers/
Zaveri, P. (2020, March 19). Microsoft Teams added 12 million daily active users in a single week amid the coronavirus crisis, bringing it up to 44 million total. Retrieved from https://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-teams-coronavirus-daily-active-users-2020-3