Yes, the mobile workforce is on the rise. The expectations from employees to have access to key business applications remotely and available 24/7 is almost a given today. For businesses meeting these needs whilst addressing growing security concerns, is a challenge that will be forever constant.
As these security concerns increase, will this result in a more conservative approach from organisations. How would employees react to extra steps put in place for them to access core applications. Would this reduce engagement, or be seen as a necessary step.
The mobile workforce is on the rise but many businesses use inadequate solutions to protect sensitive information being transmitted between remote employees. For Sean Duca, Chief Security Officer of Asia Pacific, Palo Alto Networks, the answer is simple; new combinations of solutions are needed. “In many scenarios, organisations’ mobile workforces don’t have the same level of protection as most core business IT systems,” Duca says.