141. How Managers Should Navigate Remote Work & IT Security – With Denis O’Shea

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Ep. 141 – This episode is a bit different than what you might be used to hearing. It’s a conversation about how secure your team’s passwords are and the risks associated with the sensitive employee and client information that used to live at the office, but has now become accessible from your employees’ homes.

When the pandemic hit, most of us tried to figure out how to be able to work from home within a matter of days. Having the tech set up and being able to access work files and tools was way more important than data security… unless, of course, security is your jam 😉

Well, that whole situation resulted in a 500% increase in cybercrime!

Since risk awareness and prevention is a key responsibility of a manager, I’m confident that you’ll find this conversation with Denis O’Shea, the founder of Mobile Mentor, insightful.

Denis’ company has just published the results of a study to understand the hybrid workforce, specifically remote workers coming out of the pandemic. Some of the findings were very surprising, and he shares them in this episode of The Manager Track podcast!

You’ll learn some practical tips to help you avoid (or at least be prepared for) the nightmare of a cyber attack or data breach.

If you found this episode insightful, please do share it with the leadership in your organization’s tech/ security department.

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00:00 Preview

02:33 Meet Denis O’Shea

04:45 500% increase in cybercrime during the pandemic transition to work from home

07:31 The great resignation was a power shift

08:56 2021 security study across generations in workforce

13:27 Password security: what your organization needs to know

18:50 GenZ thinks the grass is greener elsewhere

24:23 Reducing friction in your workplace

27:08 Actionable steps to improving your security

30:00 Beware shadow IT

32:06 Cyber insurance policies are becoming stricter

33:47 Trust between employees and employers is at an all-time high

35:03 Recap

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