The global pandemic changed the workplace forever – and for better? We no longer need to think about a distributed workforce and telecommuting as a nice thing to have that only a few people ever get to try out. Over 62% of the American workforce had a chance to work from home experiencing remote work last year and many are up and leaving their jobs, searching for better opportunities. Many people are not looking to find a remote job. The modern workplace will likely be a distributed work environment, where employees are trading commutes for a better work / life balance.
While it seems like a great opportunity for the worker, let's turn our attention to the technology professionals entrusted to keep the workforce safe. It's difficult enough to prevent phishing and cyberattacks when everyone is in the same office and the technologists have more control of the network. This is the state of affairs with today's modern office solutions. What do you do when everyone is working in different – and in many cases – very unsecure network environments? You'll need to think differently from old school passwords and multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions that used to work.
Now is the time to advance our businesses with passwordless security – take a look at how to support the secure remote work of the future in the infographic below: