What technologies are driving remote working?
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What technologies are driving remote working?

A recent iPass report found that up to 62% of Wi-Fi related security incidents occur in cafés, coffee shops, airports or hotels. More often than not, these security incidents stem from insecure mobile devices that employees use outside of the office. These devices are then targeted by cybercriminals who routinely attempt to take advantage of device vulnerabilities and hijack data transfers between the company's datacentre and the device itself, or gain footholds in company infrastructure by exploiting security weaknesses in public Wi-Fi hotspots.  

Because security incidents are such a cause for concern, it's unsurprising that CIOs have real concerns about the adoption of remote working, and that 94% of them believe an increase in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies has increased mobile security risk.

However, despite CIO fears and the security challenges that remote working and mobile devices present, more and more companies are adopting policies that enable their employees to work outside of the office. A recent Dimension Data survey found that 49% of European organisations say they will have employees working from home full-time two years from now.

Today, the companies embracing remote working are those investing in the security technologies that can keep both their company information, and employee devices, safe. But, what are the major technologies that businesses need to focus on?

 

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