In the past few years, more and more offices have started experimenting with the Work From Home model of operations. Employees, sitting at home are carrying out remote work and not visiting offices. This helps the business save on office costs, rents, overheads, and other expenditures.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has altered the fundamental ways of working in a major way. Even the biggest tech companies of our time like Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon, and others have stated how they would try to follow a WFH model in the coming months and years.
With this becoming a strong part of our reality, it is important to consider a BDR or Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan for remote working employees.
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While following a WFH model comes with its own sets of advantages, there are numerous challenges and issues which you cannot ignore.
For starters, there is a growing amount of cybercrime that is taking place because of the shift in working conditions. Cybercriminals know that employees working from home do not have the same security infrastructure that they had in offices. This is especially true in the area of firewalls, cloud storage, and internet connectivity.
Gaining access to systems becomes much easier and malware and ransomware problems become a real possibility. If such a thing happens, a business is likely to lose a lot of important data and get exposed in multiple ways. Data breaches can cost a business its credibility, reputation, and finances among other things.
The Addition of Extra Devices and Systems to the Normal Working Environment
The employees at home can be guilty of using the same network for their official work, mobile usage, and connecting other devices to the same network.
The addition of every device opens up a new unsecured digital touchpoint that can then be utilized by hackers and cybercriminals to gain an entry into company data and records.
Alternatively, employee devices can break down. Working in an office means that if the device starts experiencing issues, the IT team fixes them safely and securely. This does not compromise work productivity and ensures zero chances of any mischief from taking place.
However, when it comes to a WFH model, employees do not have access to a ready stand-in IT team. If they experience a problem that would be required to take their devices to an external mechanic or wait till the company sends in a new system or their IT team over.
In the following Infographic, experts list down how a company should be ready with a BDR plan of action. Do check it out.
Infographic created by MXOtech, a business intelligence and analytics software company
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