“Now a good chunk of your critical assets are behind the firewall, but all your employees are not.” That’s what NetMotion CEO Christopher Kenessey said recently. He was summarising the problem we’re all facing: All of a sudden, the working world has changed.
As we discussed in part one of this post, isolation restricts remote worker security. (Read part one here before continuing.) Remote workers can’t watch others. They rarely receive verbal feedback. And even if they did, remote workers tend to feel their environment prevents security – which limits their learning. That’s all proven to cap remote worker security. So what can you do about it?
If we’re honest with ourselves, we’ve all known it for a long time. Posters. Compulsory e-learning. Seminars and desk-drops. They’re security awareness staples. And they’re now all, without question, ineffective. They’re designed to teach people about security. Just on our terms.
Research shows how “social learning” impacts security skills – and it says a lot about securing remote workers. Remote working is here to stay. And there are benefits. But when it comes to security, remote working poses a problem.
From 8th-12th June 2020, the official London Tech Week event PeepSec is back! You can register to attend for free here. And there’s good reason to. In 2020, PeepSec is perhaps more relevant than it’s ever been before…
We can all take steps to increase the security of video conferencing apps. This guide explains how.