Remote workers are an important part of your business, and almost every organisation has some level of remote work happening. While remote work has brought about some excellent advantages, it has also increased a risk in one important area: cybersecurity.
Thankfully, there are ways to ensure that remote workers are well-equipped in their cybersecurity capabilities so that they’re not posing a risk to your business or organisation. But even with these measures in place, you should absolutely consider insured ICT support so that you’re always covered. Here’s how to secure your work from anywhere:
Educating remote workers
Education is an important part of cybersecurity in a work-from-home or remote work environment. Strong knowledge of cybersecurity in your remote workers equals a strong cybersecurity system. Human element is prevalent in over 80% of cyberattacks, making education a top priority for business owners.
Some of the biggest cybersecurity concerns with remote workers include appropriate use of mobile devices like laptops and being aware of surroundings when working. While some remote workers may enjoy working in a café, for example, it’s not a good idea to be working on sensitive content when others could be looking of their shoulders: neither is connecting to a public network for work. Ensuring your workers are educated on these factors is a simple yet very effective way to keep your systems secured from anywhere.
Use a security software
All remote workers should be using a high-quality security software on every device they use for work. Security software combats viruses, phishing attacks, malware and a range of other potential threats. Ensure remote workers possess security software before they connect to your system.
Update your router
Remote workers, for the majority of the time, work from their home, and if they’re not using a modern wifi router, then this increases the risk of your network falling victim to a cyberattack. New routers have much stronger security qualities than older ones, so it’s recommended that every remote worker uses a router which is no more than 5 years old.
Use a virtual private network (VPN)
VPNs are a worthwhile investment for remote workers. Essentially, it is an encrypted connection between a device and a network. Transmitting between the two safely, a VPN prevents unauthorised people from eavesdropping on traffic and allows the user to safely work in a remote environment.
Use strong, individual passwords
A simple rule, but a golden one. Create strong passwords and don’t use them for multiple applications. Passwords should be difficult to guess, avoiding names of love ones, birthdays, and other aspects of one’s personal life. They should also be changed frequently.
Real Innovation Group cyber insurance
Work-from-home culture has unfortunately opened the door to additional threats, which makes cyber insurance a crucial asset to your business. Our ICT support is fully insured, so you can say ‘yes!’ to your best workers having more flexibility without any cybersecurity concerns.
Keep your remote workers safe and ensure your organisation is protected with Real Innovation Group’s ICT Support that’s insured. Talk to the team at Real Innovation Group and inquire about our industry leading cybersecurity services for your remote workplace.
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