In a world full of innovation, businesses will be able to solve the challenge of coming to the forefront of their new office to bring new technology to their productivity and efficiency. However, they must not forget that the news must be introduced so as not to endanger the security of the company and its business partners. Canon experts have prepared 5 rules for healthy cyber security.
"New technology supports more flexibility and connectivity for employees and people who are not part of the organization. People have worked together across continents and time zones today. However, the security key remains, which must ensure that the company does not lose its stability in the changing world of work in the future, "said Jan Všetička, Developer of Canon CZ Products. This has become a guide for companies in the digital world, and has developed visions and insights from other professionals in the Future Office.
Digital protection has become a requested commodity globally. While the global cyber security market was valued at $ 3.5 billion in 2004, it is currently estimated at more than $ 120 billion. It is clear, therefore, that while future offices bring more flexibility, speed, efficiency and time savings, threats also become stronger and more complex.
Why are future offices increasingly vulnerable? "With continued digitalization, each company is naturally less resistant to virtual security risks. The way it works will soon depend on permanent and familiar digital contacts between suppliers, partners and customers. This brings a number of cyber threats, potential operators that are no longer just local subjects , but they can easily become people and organizations from all over the world, "reminded Jan Všetička.
All sensitive data, connectivity, and automation offer more opportunities for hackers. "Surface area" affected by cyber attacks is increasing. By making information systems an integral part of everyday professional activities, potential and potential damage can be exacerbated, which can only be a single security incident.
Fortunately, companies can take a number of steps to ensure the security and security of future offices. Part of the right "cyber-hygiene" is not only the worst hope, but also the creation of preventive measures:
- The company must create a special security team and put it in a strategic measure. The latest data collected by the European Commission shows that only one in three companies in the EU has a clear security strategy for ICTs. In addition, security strategies are far more common for larger companies than smaller companies that implement them up to three times less.
- Employees must be part of the solution. Engaging employees to participate in results can be one reliable step that can be taken. Gartner, a consultant, found that giving others the opportunity to be part of risk management basically increased success. Easy employees forget that even small failures increase vulnerability. The Code42 survey, published in this year's Data Exposure Report, also states that this is not only a problem for junior employees. Up to 59% of CEOs have claimed to download software that they don't know about company security.
- Keep protecting your customers. Because of future offices, companies must help their clients understand how they can protect themselves not only from legal issues. With the introduction of GDPR, it is even more important to ensure customer compliance. Organizations must actively seek to understand the impact of new and upcoming laws to help clients deal well
- Think outside of business. Companies can increase their awareness of security issues by working with partners, vendors and other third parties to share knowledge, products and services related to cyber security. This will enable them to manage more effectively. Cyber crime is quite dangerous because it keeps changing and developing – the culprit is very motivated and continues to increase.
- Inform cyber attacks. Businesses that are exposed to cybercrime rarely want to share information or collaborate with others. According to the Sapio Research report for 2018, 84% of respondents wanted to hear from their company working together about possible cyberwar attacks. But only 37% of them said that they would provide this information if their own company data were violated. Inadequate division is not the right way. Groups consisting of representatives from various organizations to analyze threats and consult possible solutions are far better choices if the organization wants to face more threats.
"But there's no need to think that the future office in them automatically raises security problems. On the other hand, innovative technical solutions in the office can be the driving force for the strongest economic, growth and prosperity changes," concluded Jan Všetička, Product Developer