Every bad has something good. Response to COVID-19 situation has put us into self-isolation but it also brought us together in communicating and collaborating from home for a while. And since working from home has many positive aspects, such as great time saving due to no commuting and hence less environmental pollution, COVID-19 could also cause some permanent shift towards working remotely.
Despite the pros of working from home, concerns about how to ensure cybersecurity remains.
Here are 10 simple tips to ensure your workers work safely from home without additional expenses:
- Do not allow unencrypted communication
- Do not allow using unencrypted data media
- Increase frequency of phishing campaigns to enhance user awareness
- Install security patches regularly
- Update your security software regularly
- Strictly restrict access from non-business devices
- Educate users on the safe use of wireless connections
- Make sure that your office equipment is available for office work only
- Introduce two-factor authentication
- Establish a quick help desk
Unfortunately, every crisis is also a great opportunity for malicious activities. We all have to provide a cyber-safe working environment and increase user awareness so that we can operate smoothly even in times that require us to quickly adapt to change.