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Key Ways to Defend Remote Workers Against Cyberattacks

Hanna Wilson, HR Tech Outlook | Monday, August 16, 2021

One of the most common mistakes that goes unnoticed is giving everyone in the company access to systems, applications, or resources. Access and user management enables businesses to define specific permissions and resource access based on predefined factors.

FREMONT, CA: With millions of individuals working remotely in the midst of a global pandemic, the work-from-home environment is seeing an increase in cyber-attacks. According to polls, 71percent of security professionals have detected an increase in security breaches and threats after the spread of COVID-19.

But how did this paradigm shift in traditional corporate operations and working conditions raise the likelihood of security incidents? Cybercriminals are taking advantage of corporations' new protection systems, which are racing to permit remote working for employees as soon as feasible.

This has resulted in weak defensive systems that are readily hacked by attackers who are constantly looking for gaps in the overall security systems of large corporations. Aside from that, current circumstances and uncertainty regarding the post-COVID-19 world indicate that the work-from-home culture will persist.

Businesses must seize the bull by the horns in order to keep their confidential information secure, even if their staffs work remotely. Let us look at some of the factors that can assist firms in combating cyber-attacks in remote working situations.

Control Access

One of the most common mistakes that goes unnoticed is giving everyone in the company access to systems, applications, or resources. Access and user management enables businesses to define specific permissions and resource access based on predefined factors.

For example, a corporation can provide the marketing manager access to all monthly marketing reports but deny access to a new employee on the same network.

Because the total security of a network is dependent on both the employee and the employer, one must implement procedures to guarantee that employees report any issue or vulnerability to the appropriate authorities as soon as feasible.

Offer Cyber Awareness Training toEmployees

Cybersecurity training is critical for one's staff in this day and age, when fraudsters are always devising new ways to gain access to a company's sensitive information.

While the majority of employers are overconfident in their expertise and vigilance, many are unaware of new security concerns.Cybersecurity training is critical for your staff in this day and age, when fraudsters are always devising new ways to gain access to a company's sensitive information.

While the majority of employers are overconfident in their expertise and vigilance, many are unaware of new security concerns.Organizations should create clear policies regarding the utilization of devices and types of networks, and they must offers frequent cybersecurity awareness training to make sure their employees are well-versed with the types of cyber frauds as well as how to recognize and report them.

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