Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) panic, numerous corporates and organizations have told their employees to work from home as a safety concern for the employees’ health. This precautionary step indeed is a good measure to take care of the employees’ health while maintaining the work productivity in balance, but it also brings up concerns about the cybersecurity or the company’s networks and data. It would be the 1st time for many companies to start this work-from-home initiative, which means that these organizations lack the precautionary measure to prevent their company’s networks and data from potential cyberattacks from hackers. Incidents of cyberattacks have already appeared amid the coronavirus outbreak.
How to protect your system while working from home
Password Management Systems are a great way to keep all the online passwords encrypted. This way, your team’s online accounts, and passwords are safe. This feature allows safe sharing of the password, which means that the team can securely log in to the accounts without the risk of exposing the password.
Most of the organizations work on a cloud platform, which means the employees have collaborative access. However, using cloud also exposes your network to cybercriminals if you have weak passwords, as they can pretend to be the user and gain access to your company’s network. This is why 2 step verification is crucial for cloud-based software, and therefore it should be made a standard login protocol for all the work-from-home employees.
Inform your employees about the security of devices
Safety of the employees’ devices is crucial while working from home, as the devices can be stolen or lost. Therefore, it is very important to keep your devices safe as it can provide cybercriminals access to your company’s network. Follow these steps to ensure device safety:
- Always use lock screens and passwords on your device.
- Don’t plug your untrusted USB into your device.
- Keep a regular backup of your device.
- Always use ‘find my device’ option, just in case your device gets lost.
- Encrypt important data and files
Don’t use Unsecured and Public Wifi networks
Avoid using public wifi at all costs as it can make your device vulnerable to cyberattacks.