The Critical Role of Frontline Workers

March 31, 2020 2 minute read

I am in awe of how the world is coming together. Setting aside our differences and making bipartisan decisions to do what’s right for humanity and to help everyone adjust to a more remote and distanced coexistence. Security professionals, risk and legal officers, operations leads, and finance heads everywhere are working through plans to ensure their employees are supported and safe, all while trying to avoid unintended business consequences down the line.

At Yubico and Axiad, we know that user groups often vary, including those that can make the shift to work from home, and others — like medical, and public safety professionals — that cannot due to the nature of their work. In fact, eighty percent (80%) of the global workforce doesn’t actually sit at a desk.

The United States Department of Labor reports almost 70 million Americans work in occupations including services such as healthcare practitioners, protective/public safety, food preparation, building cleaning and maintenance, personal care, natural resources, construction, production, shipping, transportation, and more.

The critical role that frontline workers are playing in today’s health crisis emphasizes the need to enable productivity (like preventing lock-outs due to forgotten passwords), maintain compliance, and eliminate complexity.

To help navigate top authentication challenges facing frontline workers, Yubico and Axiad are hosting four (4) virtual meetups for security professionals in the NYC, San Francisco, Midwest, and South Central areas. A current Yubico and Axiad customer will also join to facilitate a discussion on handling temporary workers, emergency licensure laws, and other real-world scenarios currently facing many enterprises.

These 4 virtual meetups took place in April 2020! To check out new and upcoming events please view our events page or contact us and we will be happy to schedule a private discussion around your unique needs.

Thank you for doing your part to keep the world safe! We are honored that millions trust Yubico to solve their toughest authentication challenges.

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