For most IT companies, the workload over the last 12 months has been hectic, from the initial increase in demands for laptops, the rise in requests for cloud solutions, as well as the ongoing and consistent increase of support calls to helpdesks.
The expectation now is that the demands on IT companies could change somewhat as potentially staff will be bringing devices back into the workplace that may be insecure due to a lapse in cybersecurity, while they have been used for multi-purposes over the last 12 months at home.
There is a strong chance that employees may have used business laptops and PC’s for personal use. Think about social networking, weekly zoom catch-up with friends, music streaming, homeschooling applications, using these kinds of applications alongside professional applications, increases the risk of cybercrime and potentially could bring harmful malware into the workplace.
Quick Tips – For the return to the workplace
In conclusion the return to the workplace could be more problematic than the quick changes made to be able to work at home, each business will need to react differently dependant on their circumstances. It is important that data security is not overlooked and organisations that have concerns should think about seeking advice.