As companies inch back toward normalcy, the reality is that remote work will likely stay. Remote work has fundamentally changed the way companies do business. With more user endpoints comes a challenge: security. Overnight, large and small companies alike were forced to add digital frameworks that allowed day-to-day workflow to continue. This is why it is essential for a robust backup and disaster recovery plan. Recent survey data discovered that 54% of IT professionals believe remote workers are a larger security risk than on-site workers.
Tips To Reduce the Risk
Firstly, it’s worth creating a backup and recovery plan that addresses common cybersecurity concerns and helps safeguard against more unlikely outcomes.
Improving password protection: weak passwords can be easily compromised. This includes choosing commonly used phrases and using the same password across multiple apps. One way to enhanced password protection combat is to require two-factor authentication.
Remote Work Conditions: Are your recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives up to date and do they meet remote work requirements? If so, are the objectives achievable for your organizational demands? Consider your current RTO and RPO framework through the lens of remote work.
Leveraging multiple locations: Natural disasters or cyberattacks can happen anytime. To ensure data is not lost, it’s worth backing up your sensitive data in multiple areas. For example, some companies offer on-site and cloud storage.
Remote work is here to say, and so is the increased risk. Make sure to check out the infographic below for further information. It discusses a few common cybersecurity attacks as well as provides more tips on how to create a backup recovery plan.