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*[ Two-thirds of remote workers given no cybersecurity training from employers in the past year] - According to recent research by Promon, the Oslo-based mobile security company, two-thirds of remote workers in the UK have not been given any cybersecurity training from employers in the past 12 months. The survey also found that 61% of respondents are using personal devices when working remotely.
*[ How 5 companies handled the shift to remote work — and what changes could stick around] - CIO Dive spoke with five companies to understand how they executed a shift to remote work and are preserving culture along the way.
# Balancing global office dynamics - With offices in Bellevue, Washington, Boston, Edinburgh, Sydney and London and 1,600 employees, Smartsheet has seen a normalization of communication between offices. Now, when everyone joins online, it's not a Bellevue-dominated conversation. Communication is evenly weighted globally. # A 3-part plan and culture preservation - To close offices and start the process to work from home, TIBCO transitioned in levels:## Executives identified a core group of operations employees to work from home before the company pivoted fully remote. ## TIBCO began to close offices.## As the bulk of employees moved to work from home, TIBCO had to identify what changes it needed to make on a system level for consistency. The goal was to ensure there were no gaps in productivity or holes in the security posture. # Playing network 'whack-a-mole' - Ahead of the shutdown, Altair revamped "how to" guides and started adding additional VPN licenses incrementally because the company didn't want to run out of secure logins.# A move each day of the week - Laserfiche decided it needed to prepare and conduct a work from home test:## Tuesday, the company evaluated essentials and critical processes. ## Wednesday, Laserfiche executed companywide training and made sure everyone could log in. ## Thursday, it locked down the building and everyone worked from home. ## Friday, Laserfiche conducted a wide set of training and allowed everyone who wanted to take home laptops, monitors and anything else they needed.# Change in customer conversations - At cybersecurity company Balbix, the move to a remote environment, from a collaboration and work perspective, had "no impact whatsoever". But the setup required adjustment.
*[ CIO perspective: Strategizing a return to the office] - The last two months tested organizations' ability to become "an internet era company," calling into question the necessity of standard technologies. As CIOs revisit their technology stack, they should be able to answer these questions:
** Does an organization actually need its own network?
** Practice your tone and physical delivery ahead of time.
** If you blow it, recover quickly.
*[ Jump-Start Your Motivation With These 4 Easy Steps] -
# Get the ball rolling
# Identify underlying energy drains
# Identify energy multipliers
# Keep track of your motivation progress


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