Download These Tips for Staying Secure While Working From Home
In these crazy times, the number of people working from home has increased substantially. Our homes have become our offices, and if we’re being honest here, most users are adhering to security policies in a way that’s spotty, at best.
At the same time, the barrier between work and home life are breaking down: Business is being done over home ISPs, with unmanaged routers and printers, home apps in the background and even partners and children listening in on conversations. Let’s not get started on the sharing of machines while working for different organizations.
Meanwhile, new security threats are surfacing. Some are old attacks brought back now that we’re more vulnerable, and others are new scams that prey on our eagerness to get news and buy basic supplies. The bottom line is, traditional security measures that have been used daily for years can’t protect a fully remote staff without adaption. That means we need to rethink our mindsets and approach to security right now.
The most important element of effective security in a time of change is to realize that while you can do anything, you can’t do everything. –Stop and read that again. – The job of security is not to eliminate all risks, because all threats are not equally dangerous or likely, and they won’t all be exploited at once. The risks you face today will not be the ones you face next week or the week after.
Since WFH is becoming a new “normal” for many business professionals, we wanted to share some tips on how you can help your team stay safe in a world of cyber crime.
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