For many, summer travel will look a little different this year. You might find yourself forgoing an international trip in favor of a weekend not too far from home – or even camping in your backyard. Road trips might replace air travel. Distanced outdoor adventures will top the list of activities. And with the rise in remote work, you now have the flexibility to travel while still logging hours. If you do end up working remote while traveling, no matter where you go – near, far, with others, or alone – you’ll want to make sure you can connect to work easily and securely.
The challenges of working while vacationing are two-fold. First, you need to be able to access everything remotely. That means having the ability to log in to resources like apps, services, and databases that you use to do your job. Second, you need to be able to maintain a level of security that ensures any would-be hackers are blocked. Of course, any security shouldn’t be so burdensome that it’s tedious to log in and get a few hours of work done while you’re on the road.
Stay Secure and Connected, No Matter Where You’re Working From
For any password-protected accounts, a password vault is an ideal way to store and retrieve credentials when logging in. No matter the device you’re using, a password manager will sync all saved passwords and fills login information for you. If you’re following best practices and creating unique passwords for every single online account, a password manager ensures you won’t forget any – especially after a week away from the office.
Single sign-on (SSO) with an identity solution takes the hassle out of remote access to work resources. SSO connects the right employees to the right resources at the right time. Access is automated and seamless; a user can simply launch the service they want to use from the SSO portal to be connected without entering any credentials – a both simple and secure way to access your work from anywhere.
To minimize security risks while working remote, multifactor authentication (MFA) should be enabled. By prompting a user for additional information (or “factors”) when logging in, IT can be confident that the person requesting access is indeed who they say they are. When you’re working remote, so many elements are outside the control of your IT team. From your device to your WiFi connection to the apps and websites you frequent, remote work tends to come with more variables – and more risks. Even with a company-supplied laptop and a VPN, businesses need to think about how they can securely connect employees, wherever they’re working. MFA can provide that additional level of security and control.
No matter where your summer travels take you, working remote shouldn’t be a hindrance to enjoying your vacation. With a solution like LastPass you can always securely access everything you need. You can ensure that logging on to put in a few hours is easy, without sacrificing security.