More than a year after remote work became the norm, many companies have moved to a hybrid model in which some employees work from home at least some of the time. It’s an evolving mindset that work is something we do rather than a place we commute to and from. With this in mind, security and IT teams must adjust their strategies to effectively manage this new hybrid workforce at scale.
An important aspect of this change involves training your employees on cybersecurity hygiene. That’s because, in many organizations, the employees themselves are one of the most significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities. If this was true when on-site work was the norm, it is even more so in a hybrid work environment. Any time an organization shifts an employee’s workspace and network usage, they may be less adept at identifying phishing attacks, social engineering or other security threats. Because employees are inundated with things to download and procedures to complete, a well-worded phishing attempt might slip through the cracks. The key to mitigating the human risk factor in hybrid workforce cybersecurity is education. The more you can train and teach your employees what to look out for, the better. As part of Fortinet’s Training and Advancement Agenda (TAA) initiative and NSE Training Institute, the Information Security Awareness Training is available to organizations looking to implement a cybersecurity training strategy for all their employees.