While everyone is trying to figure out what a return to their workplace will be like: using public transportation, public bathrooms and common break areas, CIOs and CISOs have something else on their minds as well.
How to plan long term for a large remote workforce.
Back in March, we all had this idea that “shelter in place” would be short lived. A few weeks at most was the common assumption. But months later, while retail stores are opening back up, workplaces still have larger issues to contend with on par with movie theaters and event halls. And that is, how do you safely put a lot of people into a fixed space and provide adequate ventilation to prevent COVID outbreaks and protect your workforce?
The simple answer is that a lot of the workforce will need to continue to work outside of the office. Likely at home, but not necessarily exclusively at home. Co-mingled spaces like WeWork and Regus are busy working out arrangements to allow companies to spread their staff out in order to keep them safe and healthy.
But this also leaves the task of building a robust remote access strategy that much more difficult, with a lot of moving parts. In our paper, which you can download and read we try to tackle some of the issues that companies are currently facing. The main gist is that each company and really each team or business unit will likely have unique requirements that must be satisfied in order to keep companies safe from cyber attack as they keep their workforce safe from the coronavirus.
The bottom line is that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. This is a tricky set of problems that must be tackled with precision and detail. Let us know how we can help you get started.
Download the work from home strategy paper
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