Training in cybersecurity is incredibly important to ensure the safety of company data. However, with the recent coronavirus pandemic, employers have been forced to switch to a remote working policy, making it harder to manage potential cyber security threats. While keeping sensitive information safe is still likely a priority for you, it is now increasingly more difficult to catch threats as they come.
ITConnexion has put together a list of security tactics your employees and business can implement during this time to limit the consequences of cyber threats and to further strengthen your IT security
Avoid coronavirus phishing attempts
Cybercriminals are beginning to exploit the recent coronavirus outbreak by sending phishing emails to employees which are littered with dangerous links. Email messages may appear as though they are coming from a company official, however these emails instead grant hackers access to your computer giving them the ability to watch your activity and access sensitive business information, private passwords and financial data.
Stay up to date on software
Protect your business from potential security risk by ensuring all company laptops are updated with the latest software. ITConnexion can help manage desktop security by recommending the best antivirus solution for your risk profile. Encourage your employees to acknowledge software update reminders for all company-supplied devices or engage ITConnexion to monitor security updates for you.
Implement multi-factor authentication
Employees should be extra cautious when accessing company data from home. Encourage or require the use of multi-factor authentication for email, network and application access. Tell employees to change their passwords to something stronger by increasing passcode complexity requirements on access points.
Manage the lines of communication with your team
Above all else, remain connected to your team. While you might not all be working from the same location anymore, staying in contact daily is crucial to continue hitting targets during the COVID-19 lockdown. If you need help establishing a better contact point for IT support and questions for your business, reach out to ITConnexion. Our comprehensive list of IT services can help discover IT solutions for your team during the coronavirus pandemic. From managed desktop security to ransomware warranty and employee training, our team of experienced IT experts can help make this work from home period run much smoother for your business. Contact us today or send an email to [email protected].