COVID-19 has become the biggest threat to cybersecurity for employees and their organizations. Because of the risk of spreading COVID virus almost all the employees and organization has started working remotely. And because of this, if we look from a technological point of view, it can create an immense amount of risk which can be minimized.
As a matter of fact, the level of cybersecurity at home is lesser than at the office. And above all, many employees have turned out to be performing literally low in their activities. Also, employees are gonna share or transfer more sensitive data or information online virtually.
Because of the work-from-home option cybercriminals are also becoming active and hitching a ride in COVID-19 and exploiting their situation for their benefit. They have started taking advantage of this situation to gain easy access to secret information or to incapacitate a company’s IT systems and demand a ransom.
And so, it will make your role more guarantor in terms of cybersecurity even more important. You can help put an end to these attacks by following these eight tips for cybersecurity in the home office:
Bring Necessary Devices to Home
It will be beneficial for both employee and employer – not to remove the devices from the office in the first place. In this way, it will not get transit to your home. So you should make sure that you will take only those devices which are necessary to work.
Safeguard Your Home Network and Use Safe Channels
Organizations use multiple channels to communicate with but choose the secure connection, for instance, select Emails. This will help you to maintain safety. Another thing which you need to keep in mind is, use a safe private network. You can protect it by connecting it with WLAN encryption, a unique and complex password, and regular updates.
Don’t Mix Personal and Business Use of Devices
While working make a distinction between personal, official devices and even the information and don’t transfer any work data to personal devices. This will help you to prevent any unintended outflow of information. Also psychologically help you to separate the time “at work” from the time you are “at home”.
Beware of Suspicious Emails or Attachments
Daily, you must be getting many emails, but in the familiar environment of the office or home, you need to be aware of suspicious emails. You may receive emails from unknowns or with random dates and attachments before responding to these types of emails and attachments you should verify and check them precisely.
According to the study, emailers are the common way to make anyone a victim. You can find a suspicious mail with an unknown sender and it must be asking for immediate action or referring.