More than 80 percent of global employees do not want to return to the office full-time, although 30 percent say isolation from the team is the biggest obstacle to productivity during the outbreak blockade. A new study by MobileIron, a mobile-centric security platform, also found some worrying problems. Their research found that today’s distributed remote work environments are inged with new threat landscapes, with malicious actors increasingly targeting mobile devices for phishing attacks. These attacks go from basic to complex and are likely to succeed, with many employees not knowing how to identify and avoid phishing attacks. In fact, research shows that 43% of global employees don’t know what a phishing attack is.
Mobile devices are ubiquitous and have access to almost everything, but most employees don’t have enough mobile security in place to allow hackers to get around. Hackers know that more than ever, people are using secure, loose mobile devices to access corporate data and are increasingly being targeted for phishing attacks. As a result, every company needs to implement a mobile-centric security policy that prioritizes the user experience so that employees remain productive on any device, anywhere, without compromising privacy. “
In addition, a study of 1,200 employees in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand identified four different employee roles as a result of the outbreak blockade. Hybrid roles, usually in financial services, professional services, or the public sector, ideally distribute time evenly between working from home and going to the office for face-to-face meetings. Mobile roles, using a range of mobile devices, such as tablets and phones, often work on public WiFi networks. Desktop roles, thinking that staying away from teammates and working from home can affect productivity, can’t wait to get back to the office. Front-line role – Working on the front lines in industries such as healthcare, logistics or retail, not telecommuting.