Now remote work is here to stay at some degree or another, and every organization needs to adapt their IAM strategy accordingly. An effective work-from-anywhere policy will balance the need to secure remote workers and their devices from cyberattacks, while making it easy to access data and resources as appropriate. As the work landscape continues to evolve, businesses that prioritize a flexible IAM strategy will find themselves best equipped to adapt to changing technology and market demands.
The positive aspect of this transformation is that remote work presents significant opportunities and benefits for businesses – 72% of remote workers have noted time savings and 66% cite financial savings as core benefits since the shift to remote work, all of which directly impact the bottom line. But the rapid transition to remote work has not come not come without its challenges, especially on the security front, which has led to a variety of cyberattacks targeting remote workers specifically.
A recent LastPass survey found that 96% of IT leaders have had to adjust their identity and access management (IAM) strategy as a result of remote work. IAM is critical to making work happen both securely and efficiently through technologies such as single sign-on, password management and multifactor authentication. A long-term IAM strategy ensures only the right employees are connected to the right resources at the right time – no matter where they are working from.