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What does hybrid working mean for your critical business data?

Posted: 25th August 2021

In the first of a series of new webinars, join IFB to discover how your business and its employees can work seamlessly between workplace and home without critical business data being compromised, as well as top tips and key considerations you can apply to your hybrid working model.

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IFB will be exploring how businesses are adopting a hybrid workforce model and what this means for their critical business data at a time when we are faced with a rise in cyber attacks and breaches and are more reliant on our employees’ awareness of security.

In the last 12 months, there were more data breaches than in the last 15 years combined (source: Infosecurity-magazine) and with 83% of workers saying they would prefer a hybrid working model (Source: Accenture – The future of work: A hybrid work model), one of the biggest challenges organisations are faced with is data and cyber security risks.

IFB’s Graeme Gordon, who recently took part in Aberdeen’s first TEDx event as a speaker, will present the webinar to businesses looking to find out more about how they can successfully adopt a hybrid working model. The webinar will address security and data concerns that have come about with the increase in cyber attacks over the last 18 months and how they can mitigate risk through more monitoring and testing.

Another key factor in this is educating employees and raising their awareness of cyber security as businesses are more reliant on their employees than ever before when it comes to security. With the workplace becoming a mix of working from home, office-based and working while on the move, as well as a widespread use of domestic IoT devices and changes to data usage, access, consumption, and storage, we have seen a rise in potential for human error.

IFB is already supporting its customers with adapting to a hybrid working model, so this interactive webinar aims to further support businesses in this ever-changing work environment when it comes to their critical business systems and data.

This virtual webinar will be held on Wednesday 1st September at 11:30am and you can register below:

Joining details will be provided once you have registered to attend.

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