With many working from home for the unforeseen future during the coronavirus pandemic, cybersecurity at home should be top of mind.
Protecting your company’s data as well as your personal data is essential during this time. Here are four tips to help make sure your data is secure.
1. Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
A business VPN allows for data to be transmitted securely by using an encrypted tunnel. This allows for communication between a company and employee to be secure. Also, it allows for the employee’s IP address to be anonymous while online.
2. Beware of Phishing Scams
Phishing scams, most commonly in the form of an email, include fraud where a criminal poses as a legitimate contact or institution, such as a company or bank, in order to gain personally identifiable information from a victim. Email phishing attacks referencing COVID-19 are especially on the rise right now with cybercriminals preying on people’s fears.
3. Safely Use Public Wi-Fi
When using a public Wi-Fi, don’t let other’s access your data. Use endpoint security enable on each of your devices to secure your connection.
4. Internal Training
Proving internal training for employees is essential to operating securely. Education and security training awareness of password protection best practices as well as phishing email simulations and other cybersecurity policies help ensure employees are working securely while working remotely.