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Work from Anywhere Challenges: A Cybersecurity Perspective

Organizations have had to quickly transit to work-from-anywhere (WFA) model, as a necessity to continue with their operations and remain in business despite the restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is fast becoming the new normal, as many organizations have adapted to the new remote working culture, and research [1] shows that more than 74% of organizations will support a certain population of their workforce to continue to work from home or anywhere. Remote work, however, introduces new risks and challenges, which are transforming the cyberthreat landscape, as we used to know it. With the WFA model, certain challenges which were not considered (at least to this large scale) now present new challenges to organizations and are forcing organizations to revisit their cybersecurity policies and measures. Some of these new challenges are given in Figure 1. We group these challenges broadly under four categories based on the source they may come from. These challenges could be related to either employee themselves, used tools (e.g., devices and software), the communication network, or the organization. In the following, these challenges are explained in some detail: Read More ...