9th February 2021 | Posted in Cyber Security
As reported by the BBC, businesses have increased fears over the risk of cyber threats to their staff working from home. With one in three UK workers currently based at home, remote working on such a scale continues to be a major headache for IT departments of companies ranging from SMEs to corporates. Studies show that many firms are not taking the issue as seriously as they should. For example, one in five UK home workers has received no training on cyber-security, according to a recent survey by legal firm Hayes Connor Solicitors. Another separate UK study found that 57% of IT decision-makers believe that remote workers will expose their firm to the risk of a data breach. In the rush and panic to set up remote working, many data protection practices were ignored, and companies did not provide additional security relating to computers, electronic communication, or phone communication.
With more people being asked to work from home, companies are presented with a host of difficulties including IT issues and cyber risks to network infrastructures. The following is a list of secure remote working methods that can be implemented to assist your efforts.
Businesses depend on their digital credentials for daily operations. These credentials, such as usernames and passwords, connect businesses and their employees to online services and critical applications, allowing access to intellectual property, financial information, and client data. Far too often, companies that have had their credentials compromised and sold on the Dark Web do not know it until they have been either informed by the authorities or suffer a data breach. Dark Web scanning and monitoring can identify publicly available compromised passwords with a comprehensive search. Pro-actively running these scans can give you peace of mind that no company credentials have been compromised, and if they have, you can act quickly to mitigate the threat.
Our Cyber Awareness training comprises of simulated phishing attacks and weekly short training videos on common Cyber Security issues that can lead to data breaches. The training videos are delivered via email, are only a few minutes long and combined with a short set of multiple-choice questions to ensure the video content has been viewed.
CYFOR Secure offer a range of services design to support companies while simultaneously mitigating cyber threats. We can facilitate all the services mentioned in this article, ensuring maximum support and confidence. Our remote support capability enables secure remote desktop access to your computer(s), while automatically routing all your Internet requests through our secure DNS servers to protect you when working from unknown locations. If you are concerned about home working and cyber risks, then please contact the CYFOR Secure team today.