Remote work has gained popularity in recent years. However, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced many businesses to rapidly transition to a remote workforce for operations and continuity. This effectively accelerated the remote working trend by at least five years.
According to a survey conducted by analyst firm Gartner, 88 percent of organizations worldwide have issued mandates or recommendations that employees work from home after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.
Working remotely has many benefits such as cost savings, increased productivity, and flexibility. But there are also significant risks that can arise.
Working remotely can also present significant cyber-attack risks and threats. With cybercrime on the rise, these bad actors have begun to target remote workers using unsecured personal computers or devices. Phishing emails, malware, and weak passwords are additional risks. A remote team also increases the attack’s reach and vulnerabilities.
Remote Work Solutions
These scenarios require adequate protection from damaging and costly cyberattacks. Cisco Umbrella and Cisco Duo are two security solutions providing added peace of mind.
As the pioneering Secure Internet Gateway in the cloud, platform is the first line of defense against cyber threats. Umbrella combines firewall, DNS-layer security, secure web gateway, cloud access security broker, and threat intelligence into a single platform to protect businesses of any size.
This technology is built to establish device trust and verify user identities prior to granting applications access. Cisco Duo’s zero-trust model reduces an organization’s surface attack.
Two-factor authentication strengthens access security for protection against phishing, social engineering, and brute-force attacks.
Consistent & Reliable Protection
Concerned for the security of your team and environment? Consider industry-leading Cisco solutions and Talos threat intelligence. LIncolnIT relies on data and products from Cisco to help our clients continually boast a strong security plan. Our MSP offerings include products such as Duo and Umbrella to ensure optimal protection.