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Cybersecurity Advice to Remain Safe While Working Remotely

July 13th, 2020 by admin

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Businesses are being presented with new challenges now that employees are working remotely. From providing your employees the tools they need to be successful to ensuring your data network is protected, how your company tackles these issues will mean the difference between enjoying success versus struggling with remote work. At Technology Solutions, LLC, we understand these challenges and have recommendations and solutions to ensure your network remains protected.

Phishing Attacks

The biggest threat is phishing scams. Hackers are using the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to prey upon people's curiosity and fear. The World Health Organization, Homeland Security, and the US Secret Service have all warned against COVID-19 related scams. Your employees need to remain vigilant and proceed with caution when it comes to opening emails or links. Sending out "test" emails is an excellent way to ensure that your employees are responsible. You can use these emails as coaching opportunities and educate your employees on best practices.

Work Devices

When working, employees should be limited to using only work devices rather than personal devices. Work devices will meet your company's security standards and have enterprise-level cybersecurity, whereas personal devices may not have all of the necessary protections installed. Additionally, personal devices may have malware installed on them, and once that device is connected to your network, then your business is in danger. If using a personal device is the only option, consider having the device scanned by your IT department and remove any suspicious files or software.

Secure WiFi

Your remote employees should avoid using public WiFi available at libraries, coffee shops, or other public places. Since traffic is not encrypted, hackers target these environments. Your employees should use the secure WiFi connection they have at home to ensure that your data is encrypted and safe.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought all-new challenges to businesses, and cybersecurity is a critical issue to get correct. At Technology Solutions, LLC, we have cybersecurity solutions that will ensure your data networks are protected from threats. Contact us today to learn more about how we can protect your business and about our solutions that will help your employees be more productive while working remotely.

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