The first Thursday of May each year is World Password Day. Having a day like this serves as a good reminder to practice good password hygiene, especially now as more of the workforce than ever is logging in from home. This week’s news round-up focuses on password security and logging in from home.
World Password Day
OneLogin did a study of 5000 workers from the US, UK, France, Germany, and Ireland and uncovered a number of interesting findings. US workers seem to be more likely on a number of fronts to unintentionally expose work devices to potential threats, whether due to unsecured sharing of passwords, viewing unsecured websites on work devices, or failing to update passwords regularly, including home WiFi passwords. World Password Day is a reminder not to use the same password or permutations of the same password again and again. Read more about how to practice good password hygiene at Asis Online.
Global Remote Work Transitions Fail to Consider the Security Gap
The requisite speed of transition from office to remote work at the start of the COVID-19 crisis has left many companies vulnerable. “Organizations everywhere are facing unprecedented challenges as millions of people are working from home,” according to Brad Brooks, CEO and president of OneLogin. Read more about how to secure your corporate devices at HelpNet Security and Dealerscope.
The Enterprise Has Become Remote and Mobile
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced even the most security-conscious companies to adapt to a mobile and remote workforce. Chances are, many companies won’t go back to the way it was before. According to a Gallup poll, over half of workers working from home right now would like to continue to do so as much as possible once the acute crisis of the pandemic is over. The demand for worker location flexibility has already begun transforming the security landscape for companies using a remote workforce. Read more about what this will mean for the future at Computer World.
Survey Sees Accelerated Push Toward Zero-Trust Architectures
With so much of the corporate workforce logging in from home, there’s been a massive shift toward zero-trust architectures. The advent of COVID-19 has only accelerated an already perceptible trend in the security space of limiting access. Transitioning to this type of system is a long and complicated process, but the move is quickly becoming the default as the workforce becomes (and will likely remain) far more distributed than anyone could have imagined, pre-COVID. Learn more about zero-trust architectures at Security Boulevard.
Pro Tools to Run Your Business Remotely While Working from Home
As businesses scramble to create a secure remote working environment, certain tools are emerging as top of the line strategies and best security practices. These tools include things like Panadoc, Calendar, Teamwork, Guru, Facebook’s Workplace Advanced, Yext, and Vidyard. Many of these companies are running promotional free or discounted access to companies and individuals who are now facing new challenges of working from home. Find out more about each of these and more at Express News.