Dealing With A Largely Remote Workforce
An ever-more-dispersed workforce has increasingly resulted in workers bringing sensitive corporate data off-premises either in the form of files or access to applications, according to John Delk, general manager of Micro Focus' Security and Information Management and Governance Product Groups.
Having users log in from a tremendous variety of access points can create a pretty complex security infrastructure challenge, Delk said. He recommended that solution providers start with simple things like multifactor authentication, and then work their way up to products that help support a distributed data and universal workforce environment such as data loss prevention.
Data in motion can also be a challenge for businesses with a highly distributed workforce. In those instances, Delk recommends examining technology on the market today that can help with managing data once it moves outside the organization.