There’s been a huge increase of people working at home. Additionally, there are a lot of hybrid workers spending some days at home and at the office.
True, each of the working situations has positives and negatives for employers and their workers.
So, of course, it’s vital for your information technology professions and management to know cybercriminals are targeting at-home, hybrid, and at-office employees.
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But each work situation faces the risk of sophisticated cyberattacks stemming from a lack of operational preparedness.
For example, data breaches still result from phishing. That, of course, occurs when workers inadvertently open a spoof email or open a malicious attachment.
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Unknowing employees still disclose sensitive information including log-in details. This allows cybercriminals to insert malware or to infiltrate companies’ digital system.
Five policies for office, hybrid and at-home workers
- Employers should schedule continuous detection procedures.
- Employers need to implement ongoing training for new and existing workers regarding the use of company computer equipment.
- Employers should prevent employees from using their personal devices to conduct company work.
- Employers should continually update cybersecurity measures.
- Employers should insist on continuously implementing updated strong passwords.
Additionally, see this helpful infographic:
Cybersecurity from Authx, a Multifactor Authentication software company
From the Coach’s Corner, here are additional resources:
Key Questions to Evaluate Your Company’s IT Security — A Web security study once found the vast majority of organizations that allow employees to freely access the Web are experiencing high rates of malware threats, including phishing attacks, spyware, keyloggers and hacked passwords.
Cybersecurity – Microsoft’s Free ‘Zero Trust Assessment’ Tool — Microsoft has launched a free zero-trust assessment tool to prevent unauthorized access, which is timely for organizations with telecommuting employees in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Deepfake Technology — What it Means for Your Business — Beware: Business leaders should acquaint themselves with deepfake technology. Why? It’s trending in fraud and cybercrime.
Guidance to Save HR, Company Data and Documents — Help your lawyers to adroitly defend your business. Also, you’re less likely to suffer adverse rulings by a judge if opposing attorneys accuse you of altering or destroying documents.
Why Your Technology Might Cause Employees to Quit — If your company employs poor technology tools, it means you’ll risk losing employees according to research. Here’s what to do about it.
You Will Boost Your Bulk Messaging with Artificial Intelligence — Incorporating technology into your engagement strategy helps expand your reach to retain quality while keeping costs low. Here’s how.
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.”