New Trends in Workplace may lead to Cyber Risks
Published by : Industrial Automation
Companies in the global market are focuses to use automated technology based on autonomous principles are primarily disrupting the business operations and further enhance productivity and product quality.
It is expected that the outburst of the COVID 19 pandemic affected the businesses and leads to remote working 90% of the total employees. In which, Operations and HR departments are the main departments for the work from the home situation with increases the risk of security challenges. There is a wide change in workplace trends and increase in concern for safety from the virus in the workforce. Following trends are the main trends and lead workers to stay vigilant to safeguard the data and assets –
Remote Working is the new trend and widely-adopted trend by companies around the world to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Government from different countries also came forward to promote remote working or work from home concept without affecting the business operations. According to the Global Cyber Center of New York (NY) report, it is expected that the companies may face different kinds of an uptick in email-based threats, endpoint-security gaps, and other cyber risks, as a result of the sudden switch to a fully remote workforce. Moreover, this may result in increased expenditure, but it will minimize the safety risk by providing secure devices to employees, adopting cloud-agnostic, scalable network security solutions, and ditching legacy VPNs.
Flexible Work Timings lead employees flexibility to work at their comfort with maintaining ensured business continuity. The cyber risks associated with flexible work arrangements may lead to malware infection, data security, and insecure devices, and unauthorized access. The integration of an automated cyber response mechanism is expected to a robust solution to overcome the risk of cyber risks. Also, the use of AI and RPA based processes could assist organizations in this regard as software robots to work 24/7.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) primarily enhances the company’s operational costs and provides high flexibility, but it is worth checking whether it poses business data security risk. In this, the employee reaches their office cubicle and brings its own digital device such as mobile, laptop, and others to execute business operations. The employee then connects their devices to the company’s network and access business data to their personal apps, and upload sensitive information via their devices to the company’s cloud. This will widely minimize the safety concern among the employees to return to the workstation.
The evolution of AI and machine learning has certainly enhanced the employee’s productivity and free them from repetitive tasks to further focus on cumbersome complex business tasks. The companies need to invest in cybersecurity solutions to prevent the risk of cyberattacks in the workplace. Considerate these cyber risk factors and new workplace trends are expected to lead the most efficient way for the companies to reopen the companies in the consumer world, that is affected by the deadly coronavirus.