Remote Workers

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Sector: Remote Workers

For better or worse, remote work is here to stay. But, despite the myriad benefits associated with this trend, criminals are using remote workers and home office hardware as easy attack vectors to target organizations. Bad actors are compromising remote workers to harvest data in the cloud, conduct Man-in-the-Middle attacks, and use stolen login credentials to gain access to enterprise networks.

A recent survey of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) found that 85% of respondents overlooked cyber security concerns in favor of a rapid transition to remote work during the Covid-19 pandemic. This rapid pivot to remote work arrangements without sufficient data protection has led to a sharp increase in costly data breaches, alarming executives and security professionals alike.

Data breaches involving remote workers are not just intrinsically embarrassing—they’re also costly. Cyber-attacks involving remote workers cost organizations an average of $1 million more than breaches where remote work was not involved. The cost of a breach is also higher at organizations where a large share of employees work remotely, regardless of whether the breach itself involved a remote worker.

Remote Worker Network DiagramQD5’s unified cybersecurity platform manages the remote work security threat. Organizations can provide their remote staff with a Q Router and Q Gateway configuration for their home office. This enforces data security by restricting access to data, managing user and device controls, and ensuring that the most sensitive communications are encrypted with QD5’s secure encryption technique.

Organizations can also manage user and device access, and monitor networks for anomalous behavior.