In today’s digital workplace, more organizations offer the option for remote work in an effort to cut overhead costs, reach talent in other geographical regions, and give employees a more flexible schedule. In fact, 74% of organizations believe that flexible working has become the “new normal”. Now, in light of the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), some organizations are even requiring remote work.
Whether remote work is part of company culture or is only an option under extenuating circumstances, data security tools and resources are critical elements to any remote work policy. By making it easy for your team to collaborate securely, you can avoid interruptions to normal business operations and improve productivity.
First things first, establish remote work guidelines. This can help reduce the inherent risks of working remotely by establishing a set of procedures that your employees must follow in order to work from home. Additionally, employees will know exactly what is required of them in a remote work scenario. Don’t forget to adapt, if needed, your organization’s data security policies to accommodate remote work.
The reality of remote work is that it can be very beneficial for employees, there are risks, and that business must continue as usual. The foundation of any remote work policy should be supported by security features that keep sensitive business data protected, no matter where it’s shared or accessed. Virtru’s flexible, easy to use and trusted privacy technologies govern access to sensitive data throughout its full lifecycle—from creation through sharing, storage, analysis, and action.
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