As Coronovirus scare has made many public and private companies initiate their employees to work from home, security experts fear that this trend could see a rise in Cyber Attacks as working remotely only guarantees the work completed by employees to employers. But it doesn’t guaranty that all the company’s info will stay safe from the prying eyes of hackers all the time.
So, the best way to deal with the situation is to keep in mind some below-mentioned points to minimize the cybersecurity risks-
Be careful about Phishing emails- From the employee’s point of view, they need to be extra vigilant while clicking on the phishing emails as hackers often circulate malware into a network or devices through digital forms.
Practice good cyber hygiene- Always keep in mind that devices stay safe from hackers only if they are well protected with efficient software that helps secure the connection. So, using anti-malware protection and firewalls makes complete sense and better avoid the temptation of connecting your device to public Wi-Fis and Bluetooth connections.
Use secure Wi-Fi– Password protected internet connections pave way for safe online services use. So, make sure that the network to which you are connected is well protected by passwords and is secured enough to access sensitive as well as confidential information.
Report lost or stolen devices– Chances are ripe of losing devices when you are working from home and it is always advisable to report lost or stolen devices on an immediate note to minimize any cyber frauds in near future.
Audit the whole event on a frequent note- From the employer’s point of view, it is better to keep an eye on what is being accessed by employees and how securely they are handling the company information. It would be wise to ask employees to stop using their personal devices if they aren’t sure about the equipment they are using.