Reducing insider risk by focusing on productivity

Many companies are concerned by the uptick in insider risk that’s come with the work-from-home boom. By one estimate, 58% of office workers work from home at least one day a week. Companies are blinded by this trend. People work off-network and on their own devices, and their schedules are less predictable than they were before. Managers see their employees fewer times, and people work off-network and on their own devices.
The security costs of working from home are real. A recent report from IBM estimates that a breach costs $1+m more if most employees work remotely. However, it’s hard to turn back the clock. The majority of companies recognize that at least some location flexibility is likely to remain, even if some companies have set a hard line and require people to return to the office. Insider risk management is now more challenging.