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Security Breaches and Cyber Threats are Working from Home, too

The glory of working from home and hybrid work structures are continuously benefiting organisations globally. Once a company decides to invest in long-term remote working processes and technologies - the structure of hybrid work enables the utmost in staff satisfaction, productivity, and quality of work from any location. 

But it’s not all sunshine, rainbows, and pyjamas behind the zoom-call…

This faceless pivot has left businesses completely vulnerable to a whole new layer of security breaches and cyber threats given that their staff have unfiltered access to a realm of company sensitive data and information. There is no longer physical security to make sure faces match names, that passwords are not being shared amongst staff or subcontractors, or that staff are actually “turning up” to work. In this new realm of work-from-home, the benefit of physical security or “eyes and ears in the workplace” is lost. This is where a resilient Identity and Access Management (IAM) strategy can fill the gaps.

Without IAM, your companies’ data and information are exposed and vulnerable at the discretion of every single employee. 

You have no idea:
  • What is being accessed

    The free rein of employees to access every asset of your organisation is entirely unconstrained. Having zero access control, or any visibility on what applications and systems your team are working off, is detrimental to a company and its sensitive assets. 

  • How it’s being accessed

    The inability to externally track devices, applications, platforms, and systems puts all the trust in your employees to ensure that their networks are clean and safe from security breaches and malware on a personal level. Additionally, if staff are working remotely from public wifi environments such as cafés or airport lounges, the threat attack surface expands for unsecured devices. This also applies to team members using their own devices, such as mobiles or tablets, to access applications or systems.

  • Or, who is trying to get access

    On-site, you would never let unauthorised personnel access certain information or locations of the organisation. So why do we let it happen online? What’s worse, is that online data and information is so easily shared, spread, and accessed, and in-turn; so easily violated. Without IAM, you really have no control over this.

95% of cyber security breaches occur at the hands of human error

This increases the need to protect your environment from human error through identity and access management controls, such as SecurID. Here at Loop Secure, we integrate the technology of SecurID to ensure that these threats to your valuable and sensitive assets are minimised.

Here’s how:
  • Multi-Factor Authentication

    We can set up processes that require at least two steps to verifying who on the other end is trying to gain access to your forums. These steps can include password-less authentication, mobile verification or biometric checks.

  • Customer Authentication

    SecureID’s mobile software development kits (SDK) can build identity solutions for staff to access forums eliminating the risk of “who” is accessing your data. These identity solutions are flexible and are designed with user experience in mind.

  • Identity Governance Administration

    Set up the right application to allow the right access to the right people. A comprehensive program can interact with user requests to access relevant or irrelevant resources and facilitate or decline this access respectively, depending on a variety of access models from laptop, to PC, mobile device or tablet.

  • Access Visibility

    Automated systems can track interactions within the relevant system and network, exposing full visibility to operations in the forum. This helps with managed detection and response capabilities and can give your team a head start on remediation if a malicious actor does succeed in infiltrating your environment.

  • Risk-Based Authentication

    This authentication works to match requested access locations and devices with compromise likelihood. Any employees with vulnerabilities in their personal access route, will have to undertake additional authentication.     

  • One-time Password Authentication

    Take the responsibility off your users having safe personal passwords by implementing one-time password authentication. Upon request, a one-time password is generated that allows access to only a single transaction or login session ensuring access is always safe, secure, and not at risk of breach.

Employees might not work under your roof anymore, but you shouldn’t have to trust that their own roof is any safer. Loop Secure and SecurID are here to protect your remote workers and IT environment with flexible, efficient and resilient security solutions.


For more information, Contact us today.