How do you securely manage virtual employees and independent consultant and contractor employees?
Business today is different than it was in the past. The days of selling on a local level or national level are no more, and with this advancing world of technology comes a more convenient approach to work. Instead of requiring all employees to report to a common location on a 9-to-5 schedule, employers are allowing for options that provide more flexibility.
Business owners are reaping the perks of having happier, less-stressed employees working in the privacy of their own homes, and they are finding that they get more efficiency in return. It seems like a win-win, but everything has its price.
As more employees venture into the "work from home" status, many leaders have to adapt to how they manage virtual employees and independent contractors. Instead of dealing with stressed-out employees who had to face traffic on the way to work, managers now have to elevate their security measures and protect the company data. Independent consultants, contractors and employees who work from home all have access to the virtual private network (VPN), which makes the protection of customer data and financial information crucial.
The number of security incidents and breaches continues to rise. With digital transformation charging the growth of electronic data, there is an expansion of critical assets being stored, and the biggest threats to these large digital file archives are trusted insiders.
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