Trust and remote working: The new frontier for security professionals

It is impossible to avoid the seismic shift in working culture which Covid19 has ushered in. The explosion of remote working that the pandemic has facilitated is likely to have far-reaching consequences for businesses long after the effects of the pandemic have passed. Organisations have realised that by-and-large; business function can carry on with a massively inflated degree of flexibility provided by employers and expected by employees.

This speaks to one important commodity, which both enterprises and their employees must engage with: Trust. Trust is so fundamental to social life that we only start inquiring about it when cooperation breaks down- talking about trust sounds the alarm that our assumptions about social life may no longer be safe. Security is different – The trust relationship must be explicit.