Many organizations provide tools and cover expenses to support remote work
Most commonly, employers provide portable tools that can be moved between the organization and the home office (45 per cent), purchase additional tools for the home office (40 per cent), or reimburse employees for a variety of expenses including home office upgrades (34 per cent), mobile phone costs (29 per cent), and home internet (29 per cent).
Supporting security professionals and other workers in their home office set-up is an important measure to scale up security with your organization’s expanded footprint, advises KPMG. Extra resources can help deter the use of insecure shadow IT options, close off common threat vectors such as old printers and USB drives, and prepare remote security professionals for monitoring and dealing with attacks.
Beyond helping employees improve their home office, 45 per cent of organizations are implementing new cybersecurity protections in response to COVID-19, according to our survey. That is a decrease from 52 per cent of organizations doing so in 2020.
The most popular new measure is to protect the devices of remote workers with 71 per cent of organizations doing so. New policies are being put in place by 54 per cent of organizations, and new platforms have been deployed by 41 per cent of organizations.