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7 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workforce Safe

These tips will help you chart a course for a security strategy that just may become part of the normal way organizations will function over the next several years.
Reassess How the Company Manages VPN and RDP Connections
Teach Workers How to Segment the Network
Prioritize Data Protection
Focus on Application Security
Target the Data Inside the Apps
Integrate SSO with Identity Management
Get Everyone Involved with Security
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Working from home is not going away anytime soon. Cases in point: Amazon's staff will work from home until after the first of the year, while Google's team will stay home until July 2021.

Whether your company takes its lead from the big tech companies or plans a gradual return, it's clear that security pros have to accept their jobs are now to run a workable security model at a time when the traditional network perimeter has been all but obliterated.

In talking to a series of industry experts, it became clear that new approaches are needed given that security teams have for years run their remote access operations over a limited amount of VPN connections. Now they have to find better ways to segment networks and lock down applications. Security teams also need to set up "virtual water coolers" where their remote staffs can report incidents and discuss technology issues.

Here are seven tips to chart a course for a security strategy that just may become part of the normal way organizations will function over the next several years. Face it: We're not going back to the way it was. 

 

 
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