I'd love to hear everyone's opinion about working in the infosec industry remotely. Personally, I'd like to see more companies supporting remote work, but I'm wondering where some difficulties might come up. I'd also like to hear what you or your team has done or is doing to support your people who are already working remotely.
For example, as someone who works a lot with internal tooling and the developers that use them, face to face time is super valuable when trying to come to an understanding of something complex. On the other side of the coin, 95% of my work could be completed from anywhere really. I'm wondering if I'm over-valuing talking with someone in person, but I feel like it's bought our team a lot of social capital and trust from the users we support. On the other hand, not having to commute every day is an awesome perk that buys me a lot of extra time and a great reduction in stress.
Secondly, I'd love to hear what everyone's habits/practices/etc are for being more effective while being remote. Some of my habits:
clean workspace that I can walk away from when I'm done with work
setting expectations with my SO that when I'm working, it means I'm working and would prefer to not be distracted unless needed
communicating with my team when I expect to be away from my keyboard
clearly marking on my calendar what days I'll be work from home, and explaining what that means with regards to scheduling particular meetings
Overall, I really like the hybrid approach of flexible work from home hours on top of being in the office face-to-face with coworkers, and I'm going to continue to try to get as much of it as I can, no matter where I work. I'd love to learn from this discussion here and not only become a better remote worker but also be better and working with remote teammates.