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.

Growth Business:       FINSMES:      Business Reporter:      DIGIT:

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

You Might Also Read:

Organisations Must Use Cyber Security Tools For Remote Working:

 

« Fake PayPal Emails Cost £8million In Theft
Most Large Financial Firms Have Been Attacked In The Past Year »

CyberSecurity Jobsite
Perimeter 81

Directory of Suppliers

LockLizard

LockLizard

Locklizard provides PDF DRM software that protects PDF documents from unauthorized access and misuse. Share and sell documents securely - prevent document leakage, sharing and piracy.

Authentic8

Authentic8

Authentic8 transforms how organizations secure and control the use of the web with Silo, its patented cloud browser.

The PC Support Group

The PC Support Group

A partnership with The PC Support Group delivers improved productivity, reduced costs and protects your business through exceptional IT, telecoms and cybersecurity services.

DigitalStakeout

DigitalStakeout

DigitalStakeout enables cyber security professionals to reduce cyber risk to their organization with proactive security solutions, providing immediate improvement in security posture and ROI.

NordLayer

NordLayer

NordLayer is an adaptive network access security solution for modern businesses — from the world’s most trusted cybersecurity brand, Nord Security. 

Seagate Technology

Seagate Technology

Seagate data storage systems are purpose-built for enterprise and data centre performance, scalability, reliability and security.

Kernelios

Kernelios

Kernelios is a simulator-based training center and an incubator for cyber experts worldwide.

Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA)

Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA)

MITA is the central driver of Government Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policy, programmes and initiatives in Malta.

Caretower

Caretower

Caretower is one of Europe’s leading value added managed service provider in cyber security.

Saviynt

Saviynt

Saviynt is a leading provider of Cloud Security and Identity Governance solutions.

Purple Security

Purple Security

Purple Security arises from the association of specialists in offensive security (ethical hackers, white hats) and experts in insurance, compliance and implementation of industry standards.

Dathena

Dathena

Dathena is a company developing data governance software based on machine learning algorithms.

Webtotem

Webtotem

Webtotem's mission is to prevent the global epidemic of website infection and provide every website owner with basic security rights.

CM Blockchain Security Center

CM Blockchain Security Center

We are dedicated to building a healthier blockchain ecosystem, providing solutions to security technology, and helping those who practice in the area of blockchain to get insight into industry trends.

Urbane Security

Urbane Security

Urbane Security is a premier information security consultancy empowering the Fortune 500, small and medium enterprise, and high-tech startups.

Gula Tech Adventures

Gula Tech Adventures

Gula Tech Adventures invests in companies and nonprofits that help close the gap in needed technology and workforce to defend the country in cyberspace.

Let's Encrypt

Let's Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open digital certificate authority, run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

Clarabot Nano

Clarabot Nano

Nano is the secure file sharing tool to improve content search, data access and collaboration between multiple parties.

Kingston Technology

Kingston Technology

Kingston is a leading global manufacturer of memory and storage solutions including encrypted storage solutions to protect data inside and outside the firewall.

Abertay cyberQuarter

Abertay cyberQuarter

The Abertay cyberQuarter is a cybersecurity research and development centre housed within Abertay University.

FTx Identity

FTx Identity

FTx Identity is the world's most advanced age verification technology (AVT) and identity management system.