Remote work has become increasingly popular in recent times. It provides flexibility and convenience for employees. But there are some drawbacks to working outside the office. It’s crucial to be aware of the cybersecurity risks that come with remote and hybrid work.
Here are the top cybersecurity risks and tips on how employees and employers can address them.
Employers should set up access management systems to automate the authentication process.
To protect company data, remote teams should use a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
To defend against phishing attacks, be cautious when opening emails. Especially those from unknown sources. Avoid clicking on suspicious links. Verify the sender’s email address.
Many remote workers use smart devices that introduce vulnerabilities to their network. Ensure you change the default device passwords and keep them updated with the latest firmware.
To mitigate this risk, enable automatic updates on devices and software whenever possible. Regularly check for updates.
Keep all company files backed up automatically to a central cloud location.
Remote workers should receive proper cybersecurity training. It helps them to understand security risks and best practices. Unfortunately, many companies neglect this aspect of cybersecurity.
Organisations should provide comprehensive and ongoing cybersecurity training to remote workers.
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