Whether you’ve been a remote-friendly company from the start or if the pandemic led your shift, the pendulum is about to swing back. Now’s the time to get ahead and review your policies, risks, and tools so that there are no hiccups as you phase back the COVID-aware, in-person work experience.
- Assess the risks associated with office repatriation - Prepare for a surge of diverse endpoints, including company machines returning from residential life, BYOD, personal devices, and shadow IT. Quarantine devices, update policies and configurations, and dial up your zero trust strategy to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities.
- Tune up your infrastructure - Take a look at your Wi-Fi controllers and make sure that they are reconfigured to address changes in capacity and workloads, and update any software for securing employee and guest Wi-Fi networks. Same goes for other impacted hardware.
- Physical security - Campuses may have changed, office buildings closed or merged, and floor plans updated, which means a renewed appreciation for how sensitive information can be exposed. If departments now sit next to each other, or individuals from diverse teams hot desk, be sure to remind the org how to protect sensitive or confidential data.