Employees require much more guidance on cybersecurity than they ever did. The reason that this need is emerging as one of the biggest online security concerns is that remote working has taken work systems outside the company.
When employees are working from the office, the work systems are constantly monitored and they’re being run on very strong and secured routers. But that’s not the case when employees are working on home routers. The reason that more than 50% people are working remotely is covid. Companies are forced to allow work from home. This has given hackers an all new opportunity to hack home routers. Which is why it’s important that companies take stronger precautions than ever before.
While educating employees was, is, and will always be necessary when it comes to cybersecurity, the things that are of most importance at this time of crisis are listed below.
Enabling VPN for System Protection
VPN is Virtual Private Network. It works just like an x-ray machine. All the traffic that has to go into the system is first scanned by VPN. Just like an X-ray detects anomalies, a VPN detects vulnerabilities. If found, the user is denied the access until the bugs are fixed.
Needless to say, the safety of remote work systems increases manifolds. However, make sure that the VPN is patched and rebooted constantly at the company’s end. If it gets infected by a malware, all systems going through the VPN will be hacked.
Enabling MFA without a Delay
MFA is multi-factor authentication. Its purpose is the same as the purpose of the backdoor password – protecting the system from hackers. The only difference is that it’s an advanced and a much more complicated way.
A system that has MFA has a minimum 3 additional security layers that stand between the backdoor password and the system. Which means nobody can access the system just by clearing the backdoor password. The security layers fixed by MFA have to be cleared too.
Arranging for Online Web Security Conferences
The online cybersecurity conferences can help employees in the following ways.
- They learn about the importance of the zero trust network approach that the company takes.
- They learn about the recent forms of phishing and the ways in which they can dodge those attacks.
- They learn how to patch and debug their systems.
- They also learn about the importance of creating separate login for work systems when working from home.
All such techniques are showing great results. Hence, adopting them is your best chance at protecting your company from cybersecurity threats.