Research states that IT leaders have complete faith that their employees comply with best security practices during work from home. However, these believes are are wistfully overoptimistic. This new research was determined by Tessian, an email security company.
The research has found out that around 91% of IT managers feel that the employees are doing their best to maintain security while their working from home. On the other hand, 52% of staff believes that working from home will further drive them towards riskier behavior.
Research Published By Tessian
Tessian investigated that around 2 thousand employees across the UK and US along with 250 IT leaders evaluated the overall data loss within their organizations. Moreover, Tessian researchers also examined how a loss in data can be influenced by staff member who is working remotely.
The research reflected that around 48% of employees have mentioned that they are not been supervised at by IT leaders. It is thus a major reason due to which employees are not following secure data practices while working from home. The other reason for working on a primitive side was about being distracted.
Statements Made By The Ceo Of Tessian
Tim Sadler is the co-founder and CEO of Tessian. According to him, such outcome concludes that stringent controls and practices are required to maintain the security among employees as well as in the organization. He also mentioned that this strategy will not work on its own.
The leaders and managers of a company must address security practices and ratify new solutions to prevent the staff members from making wrongful mistakes. The costly mistakes made by the employees can thus result in non-compliance, data breaches, and can further give rise to cyber attacks.
It’s also critical that such security practices and solutions should never affect the productivity of the employees. They have also found that people will look for methods to overcome such problems in their organization. Therefore, prevention of data loss requires to be flexible if it seems effective.
Researchers also determined that IT managers in the United States have evaluated how many numbers of staffs’ emails were misconducted. On the other side, IT managers in the US companies along with thousand employees determined that around 480 emails were shared with the wrong members annually. Also, the actual number of emails estimated by Tessian is 1.6 times greater.
Employees in the US were ready to support and act in a way that could imperil the security of their organization. However, this was not the case in the UK. Moreover, American employees were found to share an email to the wrong member and take their organization’s documents when they come back home after leaving a job.
The Conversion From Work From Home to Office
When organizations bring their workforce back to the office, privacy controls and cybersecurity must be re-analyzed with a discerning eye. The employees who accessed the devices, which have the same utilization to corporate data and infrastructure must be compromised. The IT leaders should have visibility into those devices and must halt access to confidential data if any suspicious activity is found on the device.
In order to mitigate the risk, a well-formulated plan should be made on how to safely bring back people and devices into the office. The organization must determine all new devices and in turn track those device assets. Moreover, they should train and make remote employees understand about the entire transition process.