People working from home during coronavirus crisis are at greater risk of being HACKED due to weak computer security settings
If teleworking is anticipated, it can be completely secure.
But with the current epidemic, the number one risk is the sudden and widespread opening of telework, without the company having taken the time to deploy minimum cyber security measures.
Hackers continue to be lured by the same data as usual – personal, customer or banking data, for example. In times of mass teleworking, it may be easier for them to digitally penetrate the company.
While many important exchanges will be carried out by e-mail, teleworking is also conducive to phishing campaigns. This malicious practice consists of infecting a computer by sending e-mails with a virus attached or via a dubious link. By masquerading as a known or trusted entity, fraudulent messages generally encourage people to download attachments in order to retrieve personal data.
Good practices for safe remote working
There are good reflexes to adopt in order to telework in complete peace and security.
📌 Raise employee awareness of the IT risks of teleworking
📌 Categorize data and analyze risks for greater IT security
📌 Use a workstation dedicated solely to professional use, and to which only the employee has access
📌 Connect to a secure network, or use a VPN
📌 Use an efficient data backup system
📌 Restrict access to files to avoid data leakage as much as possible
📌 Encrypt Sensitive Data in Emails and on Your Device
If you need help to setup teleworking or to make it secure, book an appointment for a free consultancy with one of our expert.