Collaboration tool security: How to avoid common risks

Collaboration tool security: How to avoid common risks

As the use of collaborations tools and platforms surges, new research from Metrigy emphasizes organizations need to focus on collaboration tool security to reduce risk.

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a rapid increase in the number of collaboration applications entering the workplace as organizations react to the broad shift to remote work. A full 41% of the 476 companies participating in Metrigy’s recent “Workplace Collaboration: 2021-22” global research study use more than one meeting application. Nearly 38% have deployed multiple team collaboration applications, and more than 15% have more than one phone system. Of the 58% using team collaboration, more than half are either allowing external access to team spaces or planning to do so by the end of 2021.

How secure are collaboration tools?

As the number of apps increases, collaboration tool security challenges have also grown for a variety of reasons.

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