he constant adoption of new applications shows how more and more companies have moved into cloud environments, and many have already installed devices related to the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite this, the reports also highlight the need to raise awareness around the security review. These applications and devices have their own security needs but they can sometimes leave gaping holes in your security.  

Information security is a possible challenge to overcome when teleworking is implemented, and one of the biggest concerns of the IT Areas of the organizations is to guarantee the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data that supports the activity of each organization.

Whether the data is confidential or not, the information is valuable and requires effective protection systems, which are not necessarily associated with enclosing the information and the workers in the physical space of an office.

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• When talking about computer security, two areas of action are considered:

Security and data Protection: It is related to the confidentiality of information, particularly databases and sensitive records of the organization.

Among the fears of adopting teleworking is putting information at risk, especially since it is believed that sharing data with remote devices runs a greater risk of being the victim of attacks or leaks.

This fear is valid, but this does not mean that it cannot be overcome. When adopting teleworking, either with equipment delivered by the office or by using worker-owned devices (BYOD), it is necessary to take the pertinent measures to guarantee the security of the information.

In some cases, the data that circulates between the work teams is of a sensitive or confidential nature, and the use of corporate emails is enough, which includes the basic filters to stop possible threats. In others, the information is strictly private and can only be made available to authorized collaborators, such as financial data or information on future projects, for which there are more data protection systems on the market, which guarantee transparency in the flow of information and dissipates any risk of attack.

To meet the challenge of managing more remote users, devices, applications, and data across multiple clouds while minimizing security threats, Cisco is introducing its new Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) innovation. Only Cisco combines the best-in-class networking and security features with reliable client and branch office connectivity into a complete, intelligent, and easy-to-use cloud-based solution.

In any case, the recommendation is first that all devices (fixed or mobile) through which the organization's information is expected to be managed have the relevant data protection and antivirus programs. In addition, all members of the organization must be aware of the risk of exposing the entity's data, which is precisely where the success of any information security program lies.

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