Every organization’s business continuity plan must include the capability to rapidly transition most or all of the workforce to remote work. Natural disasters, pandemics, or terrorist attacks are just some of the events that can make this necessary.
A secure, seamless transition from “business as usual” in the office to a fully remote workforce requires planning and careful consideration of the requirements of teleworkers, such as access to network resources, ample bandwidth, and technical support. The transition also amplifies the security risks of telework, due to home network and personal device vulnerabilities, as well as the challenges of supervising and enforcing good cyber hygiene.
The ability to rapidly transition an organization’s workforce to telework is an essential component of a business continuity plan. However, remote workers create additional security requirements and different security challenges than on-site employees.
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