As flexible workspace becomes the office norm, occupier expectations of accessibility and security of digital services are more stringent.

Corporate uptake of flexible space has resulted in stricter technical, security, and service-level requirements.


In this eBook, we outline the security practices landlords and flexible workspace operators need to run a secure and future-proofed operation that meets occupier demands.


Why is security a top priority?

Operators are now responsible for digital security

Traditionally, tenants of office space leases have been responsible for their digital security requirements. However, in a flexible workspace model, this responsibility shifts more towards the operator.


Corporate occupiers have more stringent compliance requirements

The type of occupiers taking flexible office space is expanding and driving stricter security and IT requirements. For example, financial, legal and medical tenants must meet specific compliance requirements within their sectors, making security a table stake for these occupiers.

What operators need to consider

Managing the key risk profiles:

Physical security

The absolute foundation for any security policy. Operators must understand how occupiers are accessing locations across their workspace portfolio.

Infrastructure device security

The sector is constantly changing so it is vital to stay on top of configurations and new software and updates for all devices connected to the network.

Network security

Gaining insight into who is on your network and keeping a footprint of activity helps to prevent unwanted security risks.

End user device security

Ensuring that the network has appropriate segregation and monitoring to contain and identify compromised devices is a security best practice.

Protect and future-proof your portfolio

Network resiliency

Be able to keep operating or to resist risks that can threaten network availability. Mitigate the risks of network device failure, device security compromise and capacity management.


Invest in the right tech

The best approach is to automate security processes and best practices where possible and make setting up and maintaining access to locations and systems as seamless as possible for your staff.

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