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Security Concerns Limit Remote Work Opportunities

When companies limit the remote work options that they know will benefit the organization, security concerns are often to blame.



Executives taking part in a new study admit that remote working opportunities increase productivity, inclusivity, and diversity among a company's workforce. Still, roughly 20% say that their company has no remote working policy. And among those, roughly half say that security is a major reason for their lack of a policy.

Lack of a policy doesn't mean that remote work isn't happening: 14% of survey respondents without a remote working policy say that at least some employees are working away from the office anyway.

According to a report on the study — conducted by technology research firm Vanson Bourne, on behalf of RealVNC — more than half of those who have no remote working policy say that there is either a policy in place restricting remote work or that their company lacks the technology to make remote work secure. 

These impediments are in spite of 65% of US respondents saying that implementing remote work would increase the number of staff they attract with disabilities, while a further 63% believe it would help employ more 18- to 35-year-olds, and 53% believe it would boost employment of women.

 

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1/10/2019 | 9:28:41 AM
Security Concerns
Policy in many cases is what will give the security program teeth within the enterprise. In lieu of this, if a corporate asset is provided to work remotely it can cut down on the threat landscape greatly. By utilizing a laptop with the corporate security safeguards deployed you can ensure that the endpoint is encrypted, protected from next gen threats, and that it is up to date with patching. As always there isn't a silver bullet but this will cut down the threatscape greatly.
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1/11/2019 | 5:35:28 AM
Re: Security Concerns
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1/17/2019 | 12:35:37 PM
Re: Security Concerns
The problem is that you have to have uses who use corporate security tools as provided - Cisco VPN for example.  They hate it and generally prefer straight internet in a hotel, exposing their asset to any number of infections then wonder why IT security is mad at them.  
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