Over the previous decade, mobile devices and the infrastructure supporting them have exponentially improved in performance and efficiency. This proliferation of mobile technology has ensured many employees were able to work from home as currently required.  A recent telework survey indicated that companies with underlying infrastructure, routines and rules of engagement in place prior to the pandemic have been able to operate pretty seamlessly and effectively when they moved to 100% work from home.  The survey also indicated many companies have found business has been functioning perfectly fine during this period.  And as executives consider when and how to allow employees to return to the office, many indicate work from home will play a more permanent role in how we think about the workplace.  It is highly likely a substantial percentage of employees will work from home more than in an office as companies consider how to ensure the health and safety of the workforce and embrace office hoteling or other means to reduce office space requirements.

While telework has largely proven successful, it has created opportunistic opportunities for hackers and phishers.  The FBI has reported a spike in cyber crimes as US employees have moved their daily work and other activities increasingly online.  This month, the FBI reported a 3-4X increase in complaints daily to its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) since the pandemic.

To protect data, IT departments must implement endpoint management into their cybersecurity plan. There is still time to get this right given the work from home trend will continue.  Without doing so, a company can be subject to substantial legal liability.

This week, the SPYRUS Secure Work from Home Solution was named a 2020 TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award winner.  The SPYRUS Secure Work from Home Solution includes a Device Management Platform, also referred to as SPYRUS Enterprise Management System (SEMS), that is easy to deploy and is scalable, enabling agencies to manage, audit, and “destroy” keys on SPYRUS hardened endpoints. SPYRUS tokens are self-encrypting, supporting hardware-based Data at Rest (DAR), with protection for the agency’s Windows or Linux “gold disk” that employees can securely boot on their home computer fully segregated from their host boot drive and operating system. The tokens are less expensive than agencies providing employees with comparable laptops and tablets, and if they are lost or stolen, the combination of hardware-based encryption of all data and the tamper resistance and FIPS 140-2 Level 3 MFA key protection, ensures that sensitive information and enterprise network access are protected with the highest levels of confidence. The complete solution supports offline use, with enterprise enforced limitations, that is crucial in the current environment with an overloaded Internet infrastructure and VPN gateways.

SPYRUS has experts available to help you learn how to protect data, including enterprises working in industries with mandate-to-secure requirements such as banking, insurance and government.  To learn more about SPYRUS Solutions’ remote working solutions, contact a sales rep at sales@spyruswtg.com.