Secure business data when working from home
It’s very important that moving to the hybrid working environment era businesses take note of the security considerations needed to protect business data.
One of the biggest challenges businesses face in the fast-changing world of technology is the constant need to adapt to new security threats. Cyber threats have increased during the pandemic due to increased vulnerabilities in business systems, staff home working and hacking techniques targeting user credentials to access valuable business data.
Working from home is here to stay. The question business owners and management should be asking is whether company data is secure and protected on home network environments outside the companies control, which can be a headache from a security and compliance perspective.
There are a number of security solutions that can help businesses control and secure business user devices when outside of the office, such as DNS filtering applications and enabling website traffic control on user devices to block harmful or dangerous threats from websites which traditional an office network firewall would have blocked.
We recommend two factor authentication (2FA) on all cloud based systems to protect from unauthorised access to business systems. Permisisons and administration privileges should be reviewed for restricted business information or control users abaility to install applications on business devices.