A year ago, many organizations had some type of telework program, and only a fraction allowed most or all of their workforce to work remotely. In the wake of COVID-19, telework has suddenly become “business as usua,l” as organizations have scrambled to adapt and continue to operate through the pandemic.
This sudden switch to remote work has presented benefits as well as downsides. On one hand, many organizations have observed improvements in productivity and decreased expenses, causing them to consider an extended or permanent telework program. On the other hand, teleworkers have introduced an array of new security challenges.