As businesses begin to re-open and the world is slowly returning to normal, remote working appears to stick a little while longer with us. It has been estimated that 25-30% of the workforce will be remote working multiple days a week by the end of 2021. During the pandemic and several lockdowns, remote working was a convenient solution to businesses continuing to keep working and providing services.
The shift to remote working was initially triggered as a result of the pandemic and continued to remain in place by many businesses. However, this unexpected and rapid shift has meant that many businesses have not been able to prepare for the world of remote working. Employees have been using their personal devices and networks that are nowhere near as secure as those implemented inside the workplace.
Cyber essentials certification is an assessment that takes place internally & performs a check of your security systems. Cyber Essentials Plus certification requires a third party vulnerability assessment of your security systems in order to earn your accreditation.
With the significant innovation and advancement of technology there has also been a significant increase in the number of cyber security breaches in the recent years which has only amplified during the pandemic. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that helps businesses implement basic cyber security controls within infrastructure to have the protection there against common cybersecurity threats.
Since the beginning of 2020 we have seen a drastic disruption in our normal working practises. It seems like remote is the new ‘norm’ or at least temporarily. During such a difficult year, it is no surprise that businesses are looking to cut costs where possible. IT support and management is a vital part of any business in order to protect confidential data and company progress. One way to cut your IT cost is to outsource.
With lockdown still being in place and so many people working remotely, keeping a stable communication is more important than ever. Video conferencing has become a vital part of our lives over the last year and has helped businesses and organisations stay connected.