Cyber Security For Home Working

Working from home has become the new normal, creating a cyber security threat in the process. Rising cyber crime attacking remote working have become a serious concern for cyber security professionals as Covid-19 has drastically changed the working environment in all corporate environments all over the globe.

If  you are currently work from home, or if you might start working shortly, it’s important to understand the foundation of today’s digital security risks.

Regardless of industry, your personal devices contain valuable personal information. Even if your technology is up to date, your devices can still encounter virtual threats. Fortunately, and in most cases, the best way to avoid these threats is to know more about them. There are some simple steps that both you and your employees can action to improve your security, even with staff working from home.

Phishing Scams

As many cyber criminals taking advantage of Covid-19 to create new scams, it’s vital your employees stay alert and are educated on how to avoid falling victim to these attempts.

Things you can do:

  • Making it clear how you are contacting your staff and how customers might be contacting them, so out of place or suspicious emails can be identified quickly.
  • Reporting suspicious emails to the NCSC.
  • Encouraging your employees to stick to trusted websites and only opening emails from trusted sources.   

Regular Cyber Security Training

One of the most effective ways to improve your cyber security is through training. It’s important to make sure your employees understand what risks and vulnerabilities exist with home working and provide support to combat these. Try:

  • Providing training sessions and support for any new tools or processes
  • Try and make cyber training fun by adding some competitive spirit or involving rewards for employees.
  • Adopt an ‘if in doubt’ approach so staff aren’t afraid to report any incidents or check any concerns.
  • For business employee cyber security training recommendations please contact Cyber Security Intelligence.

Use Password Managers

Sharing and storing passwords can be more of a challenge when your staff are working from home, especially if you have shared access or have invested in new tools to adapt to remote working. Password managers are online vaults or tools where employees can:

  • Store passwords (to prevent the same password being used across multiple platforms)
  • Create new secure passwords
  • Share passwords with other team members securely

Even with some employees returning to workplaces, investing in cyber security should be a key priority for your business.

Implementing some simple steps to educate staff on what to look out for and how to respond to any breaches or threats can go a long way in improving the overall online security for your business.

With remote working proving successful for many, we may see a situation where businesses explore increasingly flexible work options in the future. While some may have learned from recent experience, if remote working is to continue in a meaningful way, there needs to be greater awareness of the cyber security measures that support it.

Home workers must be fully prepared, in terms of the technology used to protect devices and the knowledge and skills to better protect themselves.   

Staff Training and Awareness

An IT support team can train your staff about the procedures to follow for data security, the importance of following data security norms, and the loss anticipated in case of cyber attacks.

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For business specific cyber audits and cyber training recommendations, please contact Cyber Security Intelligence.

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