Cybersecurity has always been a significant challenge for businesses, mostly due to the increasing financial and reputational cost of data breaches. As a result, there has been a consistent rise in tactics and technologies used to combat these threats. These methods fulfill the need for better, smarter ways to augment enterprise-level security and minimize mobile security risks.

Due to the increase in new kinds of cyber attacks, traditional security methods are no longer enough for protecting enterprise data. This is especially true since malicious activity is now targeted towards remote workers and mobile devices.

This article will explore how remote work has changed the way businesses view and analyze enterprise security and why there is a need for CISOs worldwide to put greater emphasis on securing the mobile work environments.

What were some of the major challenges facing CISOs during the transition to remote work?

As employees started working from home in response to the pandemic, organizations came into contact with a new set of cybersecurity challenges. This led to the creation of new processes and movements for cultivating employee cybersecurity awareness in order to safeguard work-from-home devices so they’d be just as safe as official devices.

In the process of making those adjustments, the following turned out to be some of the biggest cyber-security concerns for CISOs:

  • 80% of CISO’s stated that strict passwords are no longer an effective strategy for protecting company data.
  • 82% of CISO’s agree that the shift to remote working has made securing enterprise data more difficult.
  • 87% of CISO’s now agree that mobile devices represent a bigger security vulnerability than desktop devices.

However, when asked about their biggest concern, almost half of managers, directors and CISOs seemed concerned with their employees’ security and privacy regarding working from home. This would give other members (Read more...)