A new study conducted by HP has revealed some interesting data related to telecommuting and cybersecurity. Apparently, many companies view telecommuting as problematic, especially when it involves the use of technology devices.
However, it seems that companies want to go back to the office environment, as it were. For many of these companies, the return to face-to-face work means an increase in productivity, but at the expense of workers’ needs and desires. But does remote working really harm companies?
Through this study conducted by HP that we have been able to know in TechRadar it has been seen that up to 75% of current companies are facing new operational challenges, motivated by teleworking. However, it is IT administrators who suffer the most from this transition.
One of the main challenges they face is perhaps the most important: ensuring the security of the company’s data. This is closely followed by keeping software on remote devices that need to be used (such as computers) up to date and ensuring that databases are working properly. Research also found that only 42% of companies perform annual software updates. In fact, 12% only do so if it is “essential”.
HP’s Global Director of Personal Systems Security, Dr. Ian Pratt, said, “As the workplace evolves, so too must security. To deliver secure, efficient and easy-to-use IT experiences in the future, companies will need to put in place an infrastructure that can support this new way of working. It is clear that prioritizing online security will be vital for both the business and the employee.