At this global construction organization, hundreds of the company’s engineers and consultants work remotely about 50% of the time, in meetings and on site for construction projects. As is the case for any modern business, the organization equips these employees with laptops that enable them to work from anywhere. However, without the right security measures in place, these tools could be compromised and become a conduit for threats to infiltrate the company network.
As the company grew, its management team became aware of the need to ensure strong cybersecurity. Though their Information System Security Manager had implemented a range of security solutions to address these concerns, he still saw a weakness when it came to the company’s global security strategy.
He explained, “We had such little visibility that we weren’t aware of any potential security problems, and even the smallest cybersecurity event posed a risk. Also, when users were working remotely, we had no way to ensure they were protected from any potential threats. We needed a way to strengthen our security posture during those times.”
Previously, the organization lacked the means to set up and enforce an acceptable use policy. Now, after adopting a Zero Trust Network Access approach, in addition to applying policies to employees, the company can also enforce a guest Wi-Fi policy to limit the risk of threat propagation.