Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 23 | Page 46

CIO OPINION organizations should implement multi-factor authentication . Additionally , with staff working from home , they may be tempted to share work passwords with friends or family to help them with certain work tasks . Obviously , this is a security issue and needs addressing with proper training for all staff .
• Secure document signing . With many organizations embracing the convenience of electronic documents , authenticating document signatures and content becomes crucial . A secure document signing process is especially important for industries that require numerous legally binding digital signatures , such as insurance , real estate , financial , healthcare and education , as well as businesses that are supporting remote workers or that want to offer remote onboarding in
With staff working from home , they may be tempted to share work passwords with friends or family . their digital applications to improve and accelerate customer engagement .
Securing today ’ s remote workplace
Currently , organizations are deploying a hybrid of work-from-home and in-the-office schedules for their staff . Unfortunately , a return to office life presents its own unique cybersecurity issues . As a recent example , many hackers are distributing malicious files and phishing attempts made to look like COVID-19 training documents .
The transition has been a difficult obstacle to navigate . It ’ s challenging enough to maintain operations and productivity while working from home , and even more to ensure complete remote cybersecurity . As companies embrace hybrid working arrangements and even see it as a permanent solution in the new normal , it is crucial to maintain efforts in ensuring the highest level of remote cybersecurity .
This can only be possible if companies step up their IT security with the right solutions and continuously train their employees to be vigilant against cybersecurity threats . p
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