◈ 45% of respondents believe their organization’s IT security budget is adequate
◈ 39% of respondents believe that their organization is prepared to manage and mitigate the cybersecurity challenges of working remotely
◈ 53% of respondents reported that their organizations are implementing the necessary security measures to adapt to the remote work environment
◈ 50% of the respondents reported that their organizations are utilizing encryption to protect sensitive data stored on workers’ devices
Cybersecurity Challenges of Working Remotely: Tips to Increase Cybersecurity
To address the cybersecurity challenges of working remotely, it is important to adapt your organization’s security practices.
Policies and Procedures. To increase cybersecurity, your organization should create policies and procedures surrounding the remote work environment. This may include security measures required for remote employees, the use of personal devices to access work materials, and requirements for reporting suspicious activity.
Employee Training. HIPAA already requires organizations to conduct annual training on HIPAA basics and your organization’s policies and procedures. In addition to this training, employees should be trained on how to recognize suspicious activity and phishing emails.