Hybrid workplaces offer many benefits to both employers and their workers. Employees can reduce commute costs in a hybrid work environment and enjoy more flexible schedules while also consistently visiting the physical workplace. However, while there may be many positive effects for organisations that choose to switch to a hybrid work model, it’s necessary to understand the various risks, such as greater cyber-security exposures.
Consider how the following parts of employees’ daily routines may affect overall cyber-security for your organisation:
Even after implementing and reinforcing good cyber-security practices, organisations still need to plan for a potential attack. For employers switching to a hybrid work model, it will be particularly important to revisit any existing response plans, as preparations must account for employees not being physically present. For example, if IT staff or other key members of your response team are working remotely when a cyber-incident occurs, it may be more difficult to contact them, and the entire response plan may be hindered. Plans may even need to include adjustments and clauses for specific days of the week depending on who will be physically available.
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