Securing remote work

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Note from the editor

When companies rushed home last year, it dismantled a long-held system of relying on a corporate perimeter. Sure, companies indicated for years their needs and plans for reexamining enterprise security, but the pandemic created urgency in the transition.

The rise of remote work brought zero trust to the forefront of enterprise security strategies, as businesses accelerated the adoption of technologies that extended corporate systems into the homes of enterprise workers. Born from need, the rise of remote work shifted businesses to the latest technology and security rushed to keep up. 

With remote work, businesses had to rethink authentication, compensate for restricted visibility and defend malicious email campaigns preying on employee vulnerabilities. 

Through it all, the threats evolved — ransomware attacks became more damaging and supply chain compromises emerged as a leading threat. 

Now, it's not just remote work businesses have to secure. As companies plot office returns, security practitioners have to protect a hybrid environment, defending remote and in-person workers alike. 

Cybersecurity Dive gathered leading advice and research regarding the threats and strategies for defending the workplace, whether in person, remote or hybrid. 

Naomi Eide Senior Editor

US companies plot return to office, raising questions on hybrid security

Remote workers are migrating to the corporate workspace, opening up a set of security challenges for CISOs.

• Published April 19, 2021

Malicious email campaigns target business platforms following remote work surge

Phishing attacks are becoming more targeted, less frequent and capitalize on PII to harvest credentials.

• Published March 4, 2021

Work from home means far less security visibility

The number of incidents are surging as companies shift to multicloud environments and struggle to track endpoint and IoT security.

• Published April 28, 2021

Spending on IAM, zero trust to rise as companies extend remote work

The shift to remote work placed more pressure on IT and security departments to secure corporate data without interrupting productivity.

• Published March 23, 2021

Cyberthreat trends in the remote work landscape

With more workers logging in from home, companies face new cybersecurity challenges and opportunities.

• Published Jan. 25, 2021

CISOs, CIOs see heightened mobile security threat amid shift to hybrid

Mobile devices are difficult to secure because of a combination of untrusted personal apps and data stored on the same device, one security expert said.

• Published June 16, 2021

How companies are meeting the challenge of a changing cyberthreat landscape

Security teams don't have as much access to remote work devices, which obscures network visibility. Cybercriminals capitalized on the opportunity.

• Published Nov. 11, 2020

CISOs earn higher profile with remote work, evolving threats

Corporate boards are demanding regular updates on the latest threats, while simultaneously asking CISOs to make sure workers meet business objectives in the most secure manner possible.

• Published June 3, 2021

Securing remote and hybrid workplaces

When companies rushed home last year, it dismantled a long-held system that relied on a corporate perimeter, making CISOs rethink authentication, restricted visibility and defense against malicious attacks. Now as companies plot office returns, security practitioners must protect a hybrid environment and remote setting alike.

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  • US companies plot return to office, raising questions on hybrid security
  • CISOs, CIOs see heightened mobile security threat amid shift to hybrid
  • How companies are meeting the challenge of a changing cyberthreat landscape
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Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.