Safely working remotely
As the Novel Coronavirus pandemic continues to greatly impact our nation, working from home is no longer an occasional benefit for many Americans, but is now a requirement for many businesses to continue operating safely and effectively. While working from home does come with its perks, there are many new cybersecurity risks created when employees make the transition to a remote work environment.
Moving your work from the office network to your home network sounds simple enough. However, it is important to keep in mind that your office network was carefully planned and secured with complex technologies to minimize the potential for threats from viruses and cyber criminals.
Home networks largely do not have such technology and as such are much more vulnerable to cyber attacks.
We offer both video conference and interactive cyber security training programs.
Employee training is a crucial component to your security solutions.
Written security policies are important. They provide a framework for your business upon which to build your security solutions. They also provide employees, contractors, and principles a written set of rules for the use of company resources. Security policies are also required for regulatory compliance.
Your own home WiFi may not be secure. If you are unsure, we can help you with making the determination and fixing it if it is not.
VPN - or Virtual Private Network - is a secure connection directly between your home office and your work office via the internet. VPN's must be properly configured to ensure security.
You know those pesky Windows or Mac updates that are always popping up? Don't ignore them. They are crucial to fixing security problems in your computer. Your Adobe, Google Chrome, Firefox, Word and many others also have regular security patches published. Failing to keep these patches up to date could expose your network and data to cyber attacks.
Using company resources for non company purposes could create a security problem.
67% of companies that suffered data breaches in 2019 had antivirus software that was up to date.
It takes more than antivirus software and firewalls to keep our data secure.
There are many options for storage. From external hard drives to numerous cloud storage options. Many of which may not meet with your company security policy or with regulatory compliance laws.
Network-iQ can help you determine the best way for you or your company meet those requirements.
Passwords are the weakest point in any level in security. If someone accesses your credentials, your content and your vital information are at risk. The less complex and shorter your password is, the less secure it is. The more extended and complex, the more difficult it is for hackers to compromise it.
Network Threats do Not Stop When the Office is Empty!
Having regular check-ins with your clients or their team members via video conference is a great way to answer any questions that they may have during this time, to keep engagement high, and to help keep safe practices in place.
Employees may get more comfortable with their work from home role, but we cannot let them forget to keep cybersecurity as a top concern.