Helping hybrid: enabling secure hybrid working and EX for employees

Businesses have embraced the shift to hybrid working and are now reaping the benefits it enables. Companies are finding that hybrid delivers improvements in both individual productivity and team productivity.

But hybrid working requires big changes in how you approach cybersecurity. Hybrid working means companies have a much bigger, very different ecosystem of devices and end users to manage, in more locations, both inside and outside the network perimeter. And most companies have limited IT resources and expertise with which to manage it all.

Traditional approaches to cybersecurity were more straightforward: work devices were configured and provisioned in the company offices inside the corporate perimeter, so it was all understood, safe and secure.

With hybrid working, devices and apps have shifted to outside of the traditional network perimeter, and employees working from different remote locations makes the corporate perimeter a thing of the past. More endpoints in more places outside the network perimeter makes for a bigger, more diverse attack surface. So your IT teams and CISOs have to work harder to minimize risk while not negatively impacting employee experience (EX) and hybrid-working benefits.

Similarly, there are new potential points of vulnerability created by new technologies and tools. Employees are already experimenting with productivity tools like new GenAI apps, which require new types of cybersecurity management.

It all adds up to a need to do more to ensure cybersecurity in your organization. You need to identify the sensitive data that needs protection and better understand how data moves across your network. You have to ensure suitable multi-factor authentication (MFA) for strong verification of user identities, monitor network traffic for suspicious activity and maintain detailed logs for analysis. You need a world-class cybersecurity partner who understands the threats to hybrid working and can secure your company against them.

This eBook details the techniques and approaches you need to implement to enable next-generation cybersecurity in your business.