A recent study by NordLayer, a cybersecurity company, has identified Lithuania as the 8th best country in the world for remote work. The index leaders are Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany. This ranking considers several key factors including cybersecurity, economic and social security, and digital infrastructure.
Compared to the previous year, Lithuania has dropped three positions in the overall rankings.
Lithuania excels in multiple areas:
- Legal actions: 1st place
- Response to cyber threats: 2nd place
- Cybersecurity: 3rd place
- Infrastructure: 4th place
- Tourist attractiveness: 10th place
- Internet access: 20th place
Areas for improvement
However, there is room for improvement in Lithuania in theses aspects:
- Cost of living: 62nd place
- Health: 58th place
- Economic Protection: 43rd place
Importance of working remotely
Donatas Tamelis, the Managing Director of NordLayer, emphasizes that working remotely is not just a trend but a fundamental factor that enhances productivity and work-life balance for employees. Despite some big tech companies reverting to hybrid working models, remote work remains inevitable and offers teams the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of geographical boundaries.
Cyber security leadership
Estonia and Lithuania are at the forefront in the cyber security category, showcasing the Baltic region’s commitment to maintaining a secure digital landscape. Estonia stands at 7th place in the overall list, while Latvia follows in 31st. All three Baltic countries received similar scores for digital and physical infrastructure, with Latvia excelling in internet access and Estonia leading in ICT governance.
Tourist attractiveness of the Baltic Region
The study reveals that the Baltic countries are highly attractive to tourists, in part due to the proficiency of their people in the English language. Lithuania secures the highest rank in this language proficiency indicator at 21st place.
In today’s age of working remotely, cybersecurity is not an option but a necessity. Donatas Tamelis stresses the importance of safeguarding data and organizations from evolving cyber threats. Remote work offers numerous opportunities but also brings security risks. Maintaining good cybersecurity habits is the first line of defence against potential threats.
Essential cybersecurity practices
For individuals interested in remote work, Tamelis recommends adhering to crucial cybersecurity practices:
- Always use a virtual private network (VPN).
- Ensure all your devices are up to date with the latest software updates.
- Exercise caution when using public Wi-Fi, especially when conducting online banking or entering passwords. Secure your network.
- Enable two-factor authentication for your email accounts, social media profiles, and other online platforms, particularly when travelling.
- Use strong and unique passwords.
The NordLayer Global Telework Index’s methodology is based on four critical categories: cybersecurity, economic conditions, digital and physical infrastructure, and social security. For detailed insights into the methodology, press here.