The widespread adoption of working from home, combined with the increase of hybrid workers, has resulted in new security risks that organizations will need to address and provide solutions for in order to protect their digital data and document management systems.
Digital security is crucial for not only remote workers but for any business to be successful long term. No one is exempt from security threats.
In this blog we’ll discuss 3 key digital security risks:
- Data Breach & Data Loss
- Cyberattacks & Cloud Vulnerabilities
- Security Concerns for Remote Workers
We’ll also provide some helpful steps to take to protect your company’s digital document systems and highlight tools that can mitigate security risks for your organization.
Risk 1 – Data Breach & Data Loss
With potential fines, loss of revenue, and the negative impact on a company’s reputation, the cost of mishandling your organization’s data is a price no one can afford to pay. It comes as no surprise that employees are also concerned with their company’s data protection.
“Many lack confidence in the capacity of their organization’s data protection to sufficiently defend against and recover from cyber threats,” according to a 2021 survey conducted by Dell Technologies.
When it comes to being proactive with protecting your company’s data and minimizing the risks for data breaches and loss, it’s critical to evaluate your current security measures to ensure your 100% compliant with industry regulations for data protection. If you use a partner for these services, they can help to access and recommend the proper course of action.
Risk 2 – Cyber Attacks & Cloud Vulnerabilities
What are your employees’ concerns when it comes to cyber attacks and cloud vulnerabilities?
“62% are concerned their organization’s existing data protection measures may not be sufficient to cope with malware and ransomware threats,” – according to the 2021 survey conducted by Dell Technologies.
Does your company use multiple cloud environments? Without the proper security system in place, your cloud is at risk for hacks, privacy breaches, and data loss. Today the importance of eliminating cloud vulnerabilities is even more imperative as remote workers rely on their company’s hosting and cloud features for their mobile workday.
Risk 3 – Security Concerns for Remote Workers
Does your organization have security guidelines and measures in place to protect your remote workers from cyber attacks?
“74% agree their organization has increased exposure to data loss from cyber threats with the growth of employees working from home.” – survey conducted by Dell Technologies
As organizations and remote workers continue to adapt to mobile worklife, it’s important for companies to ensure their remote workers have the proper tools and secured access that are needed to do their jobs efficiently. By taking the time to address potential challenges and identify risks for your remote workers, you can prevent future problems from escalating into serious threats to your organization’s security.
Let’s look at some common mistakes that can leave your organization vulnerable. We’ll also highlight solutions to address these security risks for your hybrid workforce.
- Unsecured Wi-Fi – Ensure remote workers avoid connecting to unsecured and public Wi-Fi networks.
- Personal Devices – All work should be conducted on approved company devices and IT equipment. Remind remote workers that working on personal devices can increase security threats.
- Lack of Encryption – Be aware that unencrypted file sharing and emails can potentially put your digital security at risk. When you’re dealing with digital documents, it’s important to make sure they’re secure with the proper encryption.
- Weak Passwords – Without the proper security measures and lack of authentication, remote workers’ login information and weak passwords can leave your company’s information and data extremely vulnerable.
Solutions – Digital Security For Remote & Hybrid Workforce
What gives you peace of mind when it comes to digital security?
Working with a partner can help to minimize the threat of data breaches, cyber-attacks, and cloud vulnerabilities for your workforce. When looking for a vendor to provide these services for your organization, it’s important to evaluate their experience, credentials, and their commitment to security.
When you choose us as your scanning and digitization partner, you can be confident that your data is handled with the responsibility it deserves. Our clients’ security is paramount, which is why we’re constantly improving our physical and network security to ensure that all of your digital documents and data are safe.
Learn more about our comprehensive security processes which include:
Need more information about digital security? Do you have questions about how your organization can effectively address and mitigate potential security risks for your remote and hybrid workforce? We are happy to help and to assist you with finding the best solution for your digitization and security needs. Contact us at 800.359.3456 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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