As the world adopts new ways of working, like hybrid working, we’re discovering that the security needs of these setups are slightly different from those of traditional offices.
This change in requirements is mainly caused by the fact that employees are spread out over a greater distance and no longer work from a single location (or a few).
Having a distributed workforce means that your business has a series of tunnels that need to be secured from the outside.
Additionally, all of these tunnels and remote offices need to be monitored to avoid a massive data breach if anything goes wrong.
Hybrid workspace security: what do you need to know?
Due to how distributed your team is, keeping your hybrid office setup secure can be a challenge, but if you take the time to build in security from day one, you’ll be in a better position.
Understanding the challenges early and addressing them before they become security emergencies will save you money, time, and hassle down the road (and perhaps even save your business).
Employers are subject to strict access controls
VPNs go hand in hand with strict access control for anyone who wants to use your network. You need two-factor authentication or multi-factor authentication to prevent anyone from accessing the network without first verifying their identity.
In addition to strong authentication practices, you’ll also need role-based access control (RBAC) to ensure that if anything goes wrong, the damage can be mitigated. Employees can only access parts of your network that are critical to their jobs using RBAC.
Cybercriminals are more or less locked in a small room if they do get into your network, rather than gaining access to all your data.