While many people thrive in the new work-from-home setup, it’s put some real stress on parents juggling work and family life. Today’s columnist, Margaret Cunningham of Forcepoint, offers strategies for keeping home workers productive, in positive spirits and secure. (Credit: CC BY 2.0)

Bathrobe chic has become the new business casual and no one arrives late because of traffic anymore. People like working from home, and for some, it offers improved productivity and quality of life. However, others struggle to compartmentalize competing demands from their professional and personal lives. 

At the organizational level, abandoned office spaces and free-range employees are testing security operations. Overnight, people logging in safely within corporate security perimeters, transitioned into people working on unmanaged devices via less-than-secure home networks. Businesses must adapt, but many are falling behind on addressing security demands of the remote workforce. While technology solutions for addressing emerging threats are critical, taking a human approach can also mitigate the risks of cybersecurity threats.  

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