Updated: Nov 15, 2021
Even before the coronavirus outbreak began, telecommuting has been on the rise. There’s been a 159% increase in remote work since 2005. While studies suggest that this trend is beneficial to both employees and employers, it does come with some challenges in terms of online security. Although it’s easier than ever to bring work into the comfort of home, there are more opportunities for breaches in both personal privacy and company security. In this article, we unpack cybersecurity tips for remote workers.
STAY SAFE WHEREVER YOU ARE
ne of the most important ways that you can protect your remote employees is by educating them on the most common online threats that they will face. Making sure that workers have adequate knowledge and tools helps ensure work runs smoothly.
Check the basics
Before we jump into specific tips for remote employees, it’s crucial to take stock of your overall organization’s cybersecurity efforts. Make sure that you’re following best practices by using strong passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and securing accounts.
SECURE WI-FI NETWORKS
Ensure that employees aren’t using unsafe wi-fi networks to access sensitive information. Instruct employees that are working from home to secure their home wi-fi network. At a minimum, this means changing their router password. Ideally, installing firmware updates and raising encryption levels should occur as well.