Because of the pandemic, many companies need to work remotely. As a result, they are struggling to maintain business continuity and security. The need to migrate all office work to online platforms exposes businesses to more risks of cyberattacks.
The tasks business owners must juggle now in this brave new world are two-fold:
- Implement new ways for workers to collaborate in working activities and keep them free of disruption
- Maintain end-to-end security to protect your business and your workers from cybercriminals looking to profit from this unprecedented situation.
Follow the tips below to protect your business from growing security threats.
Take These Steps Immediately to Protect Your Networks
- Educate your team about the increased risk of COVID-19-related scams and phishing attacks.
- Develop compliance measures and guidelines for cybersecurity.
- Encrypt data on remote work devices in case theft occurs.
- Discourage the use of USB drives to avoid malware risks.
- Protect your devices with strong passwords and two-factor authentication.
- Implement the use of VPNs for connecting to WiFi networks, especially for public WiFi.
- Be sure that workers only use only company-approved apps, including messaging, email, and all other work-related activities.
- Protect your workers’ devices with reliable antivirus software and ensure all issued laptops’ operating systems and antivirus software are up to date.
Schedule These Activities Every Month
- Change your router login and passwords.
- Update your team about the increased risk of COVID-19-related attacks, compliance measures, and cybersecurity guidelines as the situation develops.
Exercise Daily Vigilance (Because Cyber Crime Never Sleeps)
- Watch for suspicious online activity or threats.
- Have IT personnel ready to assist with any security matters or potential threats.
To maintain the security of your business, you must stay more vigilant now than ever.
As businesses transition even more to online platforms, cyber-criminal vultures are on the hunt for easy targets now more than ever.
Follow the strategies we covered to ensure that your business and your workers stay safe and secure in these modern times. The sooner you implement these strategies, the more you can relax, knowing that your business is protected.