How Safe Is Your Data When Working From Home?

How Safe Is Your Data When Working From Home?
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How we work is changing. We are not the same workers who packed up our desks at the beginning of 2020 and set up corners of our homes to continue the daily grind. As time progressed, we grew more adapted to the new normal. Video meetings became the norm, Teams went into overdrive, and we generally kept the show on the (digital) road.

And now that things are generally beginning to go ‘back to normal’, many are questioning what normal even is anymore – is it even worth going back to what was once so unquestionably accepted?

One way to gain a greater understanding of what is going on in the general worker’s psyche is through Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trend Index, which “outlines findings from a study of 31,000 people in 31 countries, along with an analysis of trillions of productivity signals in Microsoft 365 and labour trends on Linkedin”.

A key finding was that the period of transition to remote and hybrid working is still well underway, with 51% of hybrid employees considering making the switch to remote work in the next 12 months.

The problem is, many remote and hybrid workers are using their own personal devices when working away from the office – resulting in a far greater vulnerability to cyber attacks and data leaks without the security provided by in-office tech.

Recently, Forbes reported that 65% of IT managers say that it is easier to protect data when employees are in the office. The same article reports that 69% of people reported using personal laptops for work activities.

So how do we alleviate this widespread vulnerability? Well, to borrow a cliche, modern problems require modern solutions – in this case, modern hardware and software. The best way to protect against modern vulnerabilities is to be equipped with the most cutting-edge of security tech designed for a world where hybrid and remote work is the norm.

Products like Windows 11 are designed for Hybrid work, ensuring protected data and secure access, anywhere with a Zero Trust-ready operating system. With hardware-based integrity protection offering advanced security from the silicon to the cloud, it’s the most secure Windows yet.

Find out more and unlock the potential of Windows here.