Leveraging Policies to Ensure Security in Home Office Environments

Has your organization implemented a strong policy management framework to help protect itself against cyber risk as more employees elect to work at home? This massive shift to working from home, brought about by the global pandemic, has opened up serious security obstacles for your organization and others like it around the world. Many of these obstacles were already a serious risk to your organization, even when workers were within your organizations network and watchful eye.

Organizations need a strong and comprehensive policy framework to help ensure that security is maintained, and employees act appropriately while working from home to prevent emerging cyber risks and incidents. An effective policy management framework will help the organization:

  • State what is expected and required of employees
  • Establish a technology and process controls for home office security
  • Increase awareness of security in the home office environment through better communication and training
  • Build a better culture of security, protection, and compliance

Working from home appears to be the new normal, and your organization needs to ensure that its policy management framework is well suited for this growing challenge. Your organization needs to be thinking about what might be done to maintain cybersecurity in home office environments without simply implementing a vast bevy of restrictive policies that employees will let slip through the cracks while working from home.

The Policy Management Capability Model is an effective resource to leverage policies to protect your organization. A well-documented set of policies and training helps the organization to prevent compliance violations, manage risks, and reduces management time and effort.

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