How to optimize the hybrid work model

Many businesses that shifted to a work-from-home model during the COVID-19 pandemic are now trying to determine the best work model for the future. While employee productivity has been surprisingly high among remote workers, the need for in-person teamwork, customer interaction, and human bonding makes a return to the office both desirable and necessary for many companies.

Prioritize the security of business-critical applications

Some software applications are more critical to the function of a business than others. For example, if video conferencing via Zoom is not possible, alternatives such as RingCentral or Microsoft Teams can be utilized. However, some applications are critical tools that keep a company running – that keep the business in business.

How to implement a successful BYOD policy for remote staff

Remote workers using personal smartphones and tablets to perform business tasks has become commonplace. Businesses should implement policies to reduce exposure to cybersecurity risks resulting from unprotected personal devices. A bring your own device (BYOD) policy allows workers to be flexible and productive, whether working from home or at the office.

BYOD cybersecurity risks: How to protect a remote workforce

Team members use smart mobile devices for a variety of work activities, and the sharp increase in employees working remotely has only expanded the utilization of personal devices such as phones and computers. However, without rules regarding the use of personal devices, business data could be exposed to significant security risk.

5 Biggest challenges of managing hybrid cloud environments

For many businesses, a hybrid cloud environment is essential to successful digital transformation. A hybrid cloud is composed of a combination of on-premises infrastructures plus private and/or public clouds. Businesses that use a hybrid cloud environment enjoy numerous benefits such as lower capital expenditure, unlimited scalability, and reliable distributed services across multiple platforms.

Insider threats: How to detect and prevent

Cybersecurity threats are most often expected from outside a business – such as from ransomware attack. Primary cyber defenses, including firewalls, antivirus software, and security patches, have been designed to protect against outsider threats. However, a company may unknowingly be exposed to attack via insider threats.

The importance of upgrading from unsupported software

Computer users are familiar with notifications that appear and prompt installation of updates. While users may be tempted to ignore these messages, especially during busy times, software upgrades are important and should not be underestimated. These prompts signal continuing support provided by software developers for software products, which can be critical to ongoing security of software as well as data and network systems.