Redefining Safety and Security in the New Normal

Parul Saxena

Parul Saxena

Senior editor

Parul Saxena

Chief editor

Last updated: July 6, 2021

How do businesses need to prepare themselves for the eventual return to the office or the new work-from-anywhere trends?

With the onset of the pandemic, the work landscape across the world underwent a sudden shift, with an increased focus on remote working. As the situation slowly moves towards a ‘new normalcy,’ organizations, both emerging and established ones are pondering the hour’s biggest question. How to ensure that employees can return to the office without compromising their safety and security?

While most discussions are directed towards physical and biological wellbeing, there is another aspect of safety that one cannot afford to ignore in this new normal world. It is none other than cyber-security. 

Given how eventful the past year has been, it is easy for an everyday user to lose track of the invisible changes that have come to the digital world. But InfoSec professionals are working tirelessly to address these new challenges and make your remote workplaces future-ready.

Best Ways to Redefine Safety and Security in New Normal

1. The Cloud Innovation 2020

With the lockdown coming in place in 2020, the first challenge that people faced was in terms of the data location. To work through this challenge, many businesses had to use voice calls to meet this data gap. The result was, of course, higher cost as employees were forced to use their cellular data and call plans. 

Enterprises that already had cloud telephonic systems such as Ringover and cloud storage of data and assets emerge as clear winners here. Security-wise too, this situation raised concerns as there was a sharp rise in opportunistic scams. It was only when these challenges were addressed and plugged that employees were truly able to connect and work from any location of their choice. 

2. Hybrid Work Places

If workplaces expect that they can go back to the pre-covid scenario of packed offices, the new reality can be a rude shocker. It is already quite clear that a completely virtual workplace may also not be feasible in the long run. It is hybrid workplaces- a balance between physical offices and remote working that seems to be the way forward in the future.

3. Back On the Move

With people back on the move and their personal devices such as mobiles and laptops being used for office purposes, there are greater chances of losses and thefts. A centralized administration for applications, whereby any lost or stolen device can be deactivated from the admin dashboard, is the requirement of every responsible organization.

4. Mitigating Cloud Communication Risks

Risk assessment and addressing the cyber threats in real-time is another area that requires focus. Organizations should outsource as much as possible through subscription services. In this way, your organization’s solutions will always remain up-to-date, and you can enjoy greater peace of mind. 

5. Ushering In a Secured Future

With the fear of upcoming viral waves and increasing financial instability, employees are likely to stick to organizations that offer a safe work environment. Enterprises need to keep themselves ready for a flexible workplace at any time. 

You can funnel in investment from the old real estate budget or the savings made through cloud readiness to create a stronger work-from anywhere future. It is only when your organization is future-ready that you can withstand every upcoming challenge.  

Parul Saxena
Parul Saxena is a writer and editor with experience in various genres of writing in various industries. A content creator who loves to write on the latest technologies and their impact on businesses and everyday life.

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