How companies are dealing with the security threats of an evolving remote workforce
A new report by Okta shows that while 63% of companies plan to expend their remote workforce, many of them are aware that doing so will involve risks, with 43% of firms stating that security concerns are the primary reason they are not hiring more contractors and 39% labeling fully remote workers a security threat.
Two of the most popular strategies for mitigating risks are Zero Trust, which involves treating internal networks as if they are equally dangerous as external networks, and multi-factor authentication (MFA). 34% of firms have already implemented Zero Trust, while 25% are working toward this. MFA has been widely adopted, often in multiple forms including security questions (61%), software-based verification (54%) and SMS, voice or email-based verification (52%).