After the pandemic sent many employees home, the concept of work from anywhere was top of mind for many organizations transitioning their infrastructure to support this new model. However, even before the pandemic, there was a need for secure remote access regardless if a user was on their home network, office network or coffee shop network. People checked their work email while sitting at a soccer game or restaurant. Was that connection reliably secured? Maybe. Maybe not.
Security becomes even more important when people are distributed. Unfortunately, many organizations are challenged with establishing a sound secure remote access strategy which undoubtedly contributes to the uptick in ransomware attacks. In fact, there was a ten-fold increase in ransomware during the 12 months of July 2020 through June 2021. Cybercriminals are targeting the work from anywhere workforce, which coupled with the increasingly sophisticated threat landscape underscores exactly how important endpoint security is for organizations.