Cyber fraud has increased by 35% during the pandemic please follow the below guidelines to make sure you follow best practices for the new era of working from anywhere.
- Improve endpoint visibility – Use a powerful remote monitoring and management tool to have a complete view of your newly-scattered IT environment and monitor for security blind spots.
- Boost security – Ensure you have a modern, centrally-managed antivirus solution designed to cope with current threats. This will ensure devices are scanned regularly and appropriate remedial action is taken automatically.
- Provide a VPN – VPNs allow employees to securely access their corporate networks from anywhere. By encrypting your communication, you can prevent users from eavesdropping on unsecured Wi-Fi networks.
- Patch your software regularly – Patches for operating systems and applications are released regularly. Critical patches that fix security vulnerabilities must be applied quickly. Automate this process with the help of a powerful patching tool.
- Shift to cloud-based SaaS applications – Ensure your employees have the right SaaS tools to securely perform their day-to-day tasks. Whether they are in the office or working from
home, the experience should be the same.
- Have a backup strategy – Remote working could mean valuable data is stored locally (and be more at risk than if stored centrally), so you need a comprehensive backup strategy that includes all endpoints in your network. Don’t rely on your end users to back up data.
- Enforce multi-factor authentication – As far as possible, enable multi-factor authentication to control unauthorized access to your valuable business data. This can prove to be invaluable in a remote working scenario.
- Perform periodic risk assessment – The threat landscape is constantly evolving. It is critical to stay one step ahead of potential cyberthreats, which is why regular cybersecurity risk assessments should be part of your operations.
- Create an appropriate use policy – You need to create a strong IT appropriate use policy that details how company-supplied equipment should be used and provides guidelines on accessing company resources via personal devices.
- Incorporate the principle of least privilege – The principle of least privilege is key principle to a strong security approach. Under this, users are granted the lowest levels of security access they need to perform their roles. By reducing the number of accounts with high levels of access, you will be reducing risk.
- Educate your employees – Remote working employees must be provided periodic training on how to identify common security threats and how to protect themselves. This should include phishing awareness, secure Wi-Fi usage, strong password usage, social media usage, etc.
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