3 tips to better protect your sensitive
corporate data

The corona crisis has fundamentally changed every aspect of our business, going from how we interact with our colleagues to where we work. And these new ways of working are likely to be continued in the post-COVID-19 world. Designing an appropriate, sustainable, and most of all secure working model is crucial to the success of work. Yet successfully reimagining a digital workplace strategy can be challenging. Not anymore, with the following three tips of our CEO, Ulrik Van Schepdael.  

It only took the corona virus a couple of months to completely change the world of work as we knew it. The crisis, so to speak, forced companies to switch to a remote working model. Although this migration went reasonably well in a short period of time, their digital strategy has proven not to be suitable in the long term. To be successful, a structured and most of all secure approach is needed. 

Where companies used to manage everything centrally, they now must organize everything remotely. This requires in-depth security changes and structural adjustments, an accommodation that shouldn’t be taken lightly as cybercrime has increased during the pandemic. The use of personal devices, a lack of privacy and the use of new, unfamiliar technology all provide fertile ground for those looking to profit from cybercrime. In addition, the volume and sophistication of cyber threats, such as Phishing and Ransomware, continues to grow. 

In the face of these risks, organizations seem confident in their security posture. Yet the results of the European Mobile and Remote Working Survey 2021 show that this trust is misplaced. Much more needs to be done to protect sensitive data and to assist employees in preventing potential cyberattacks. Do not worry, with the following three tips from our CEO, Ulrik Van Schepdael, you’ll be on your way to a secure futureproof digital workplace strategy in no time!

1. Properly configure your devices

Did you know that you can avoid 80% of the cyber threats by making sure that corporate and private data are nicely separated? To reduce this risk even further, properly configuring your technology fleet using the latest management tools is the way to go. Secured web browsing, proper encryption, a secured copy paste mechanism are some of the latest examples of good configuration practices.

2. Secure all endpoints

When wanting to prevent cyber threats, it’s important to protect the device and the employee from sharing enterprise data with others. This can be easily done by using an integrated tool to secure all endpoints. A simple and cost-efficient security app will block all phishing attacks without impacting the employee privacy. Even better, it reinforces employee experience by protecting private apps and data.

3. Bring it all together in the Workplace Self Service portal

What if we told you that managing and configuring different devices using various UEM providers is possible via one platform and thus in a very secure way? Yes, you heard it right, one platform: the Workplace Self Service portal. The portal relies on role-based access, only enabling staff members to consult your data and automatically detects and remediates security threats before it gets worse. What more do you need?

Looking for some more tips & tricks on how to successfully shape your future workplace? Download our newest whitepaper, European Mobile & Remote Working Survey 2021, and discover how to unleash the full potential of the digital workplace!

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