Remote Work and Threats to Your Business

Updated: Jul 29, 2020

Our current world situation has put a new demand and inquiry into the areas of remote work. What was once an attractive perk to potential employees that craved flexibility as they completed their tasks has now become an essential component for businesses looking to compete effectively. Giving your employees an option to work away from the home office increases productivity by trusting your employees to be comfortable in their production of high quality work. Recently, Google told many of their employees that their presence in the office was not required as far as July 2021. It’s very clear that remote work is here to stay. As you give this option to your employees, business owners should be aware of these increased risks in protecting the security of their vulnerable data.

Many of the security breaches that occur are largely due to human error. A study titled The Psychology of Human Error was conducted and showed how natural human behavior was the cause of many threats to cyber-security. For example, 45% of respondents to a survey cited being distracted as the main reason that they fell vulnerable to phishing emails that seek to gather security info from their victims. When you see that 88% of data breaches are caused by human error and 43% of employees have been responsible for a decision that resulted in a compromising of security, it is important that quality resources are devoted to making sure your team is well equipped to recognize and avoid attempts to threaten the security of your firm.

It's important that your company has a tailored approach to ensuring your team is trained in a quality way. Nine Mile Security Group can look at your situation and make sure that you are properly equipped to handle security threats in a meaningful way. We can develop an approach that includes training for your team to mitigate the threats that human error may play in infiltrating your cyber-security. We can also evaluate your current systems to make sure they are using the latest in information while also adding additional pieces to make sure your data is safe and protected. We pride ourselves on an experience that is customized to each client. We want to make sure that you and your team can feel confident doing the work to make your business thrive wherever you may be. Contact us to schedule your evaluation today.

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