Companies must reassess the security of their remote work infrastructure

As cities and states started to implemented shutdowns in response to COVID-19 in mid-March, many companies made an unprecedented decision to move a large portion of their staff to remote work nearly overnight.

It was a quick fix to maintain operations in the face of a global emergency, but many technology leaders are worried about the security vulnerabilities presented during this rapid expansion of remote connectivity.

The risks are real and growing. More than one-third of companies have experienced an increase in cyberattacks since the wave of remote work began, according to a survey from the CNBC Technology Executive Council.

Now more than ever, employers must quickly assess their cybersecurity infrastructure and mitigate the risks of their expanding digital footprint.

AlixPartners offers guidance for identifying security vulnerabilities, as well as insights on prioritizing and mitigating the most dangerous risks.