Cyber Security Dos & Don’ts for Remote Working
Introduction-Cyber Security Dos & Don’ts for Remote Working
The new normal remote working scenario is a more convenient and cost-effective way of working that is beneficial to both the employer and the employee. However, as more and more employees work remotely, the risk of cyber security breaches also increases.
According to a survey by McKinsey, about 75% of specialists across several sectors say that cyber risk is a top concern today.
Below mentioned are a few cyber security do’s and don’ts you need to keep in mind if your employees are working remotely:
DO: Use VPN
VPN secures the transmission of information between your employees and you via encryption. It prevents the exposure of data to cyberspies and cybercrooks. Never turn off VPN while working.
DO: Train your employees to avoid phishing scams.
Every employee of yours must know how to handle basic cyber attacks. VPNs and anti-virus software can’t recognize phishing attacks. You have to train your employees to identify phishing attacks, and you can do this by conducting phishing simulation tests.
DO: Consider Multi-Factor Authentication
Multi-Factor Authentication adds an additional layer of security to your accounts, devices, and computer network. Make this practice mandatory as it will lift off the burden from your IT team and secure your employees.
DON’T: Miss Updates
Ensure that your employees have their software updated at all times. Software updates help fix flaws and safeguard data on the device.
DON’T: Use public networks
Never use public networks for work. There is a huge possibility that a cybercriminal could be mimicking a public network and viewing your entire online traffic and even your credentials.
DON’T: Assume all email attachments you get are safe
Ask your employees to open email attachments only if they are from trusted sources. For collaboration and sharing attachments to your team, use teams, OneDrive, or SharePoint.
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