There are numerous ways a cybercriminal may infiltrate a company. One vulnerable area has to do with the human factor. Weak and unsecured passwords pose a major threat to an operation, whether the employee is at home or not. However, cybercriminals recognize some remote workers may be laxer in their security practices. As such, organizations should set policies regarding password strength and management. These policies might include banning the use of repeated passwords and personal information within credentials to further reduce vulnerability. Similarly, organizations should consider security solutions, such as an Authentication-as-a-Service platform, to better protect their networks from unwelcome access.
It’s important that company leaders and IT professionals understand hackers are already refocusing their attention on hybrid workers and those returning to the office. By thinking of potential vulnerabilities within the organization and staying informed of the latest threats, it’s possible to keep a step ahead of these adversaries.
For a side-by-side comparison of the cybersecurity risks for remote and in-office work, please see the accompanying resource.