Many modern businesses may have thought that after the pandemic there would be a seamless return to work, and we would be able to get on with the process of money-making and investment to grow our businesses. This hasn’t happened, and instead, there has been ongoing talk of great resignation, a plethora of articles now exist online, as to how workers won’t go back to the office. The result is a moment in time where business is forced to look at working alternatives to maintain and increase productivity, and cyber security and ensure business sustainability. The one answer that all of us have been forced to re-examine is the remote or hybrid work role.
Hybrid and remote working
This way of working that allows employees and managers to work from wherever they are most productive has been postulated as the answer. It stems from the work from a home directive that was instituted during the pandemic and was able to maintain the productivity of most workers in most instances. There is thus a case that has been built for a longer-term and sustainable solution that works for both business and the employee. This is the remote, flexible or hybrid way of work and it is here to stay.
The tech, safety, and security
Remote and hybrid work requires that you have access to the internet and have the appropriate hardware and software to be able to access your company software applications and data to be able to competently complete tasks and work set, from your remote location.
The main threat caused by remote and hybrid work is file safety in transit. The cloud security that you may have in place may suffice for data that is in storage, but the transfer of files from anywhere at any time, using a number of different endpoints requires thoughtful consideration of your company’s cyber security. An enterprise FTP server is what your organization needs to safely transfer files and it can quite easily be set up and maintained.
Files will then be sent from this server and regardless of where data is accessed and worked on in the cloud when it is ready to be transmitted, the FTP server will be used for maximum safety and security of these files. This prevents the chances of the file being sent to an unintended recipient and also uses multi-factor authentication security protocols so that not just anyone can open the file, even if they have received it. You will also be able to accept and reject files with certain extensions.
Your business needs to be aware of the latest trend in cyber-crime, which is the interception of files in transit. Every time a file is sent, you run the risk of it being intercepted and then used incorrectly, causing harm to the business. If your business is going to join the remote working bandwagon and expect it to be successful and safe, then you will need to consider the means that which files are transferred stored and saved.