Cybercriminals’ Biggest Target: Working from Home

Created at November 18, 2020

Cybercriminals’ Biggest Target: Working from Home

As a business owner who is continuously working to protect your most valuable information, you know firsthand just how important it is to prioritize effective cybersecurity. You also know how frequently the definition of what that looks like can change. And in a time when things seem to be changing at warp-speed on a day-to-day basis, that can be even harder to keep up with.

Cybercriminals are always looking for new ways to take advantage of vulnerabilities. What bigger vulnerability than those created by COVID-19? Workforces everywhere have made a massive shift toward working from home in the face of this year’s pandemic, and cybercriminals have shifted focus to meet them there.

Read more: COVID-19 Cybersecurity Scams to Look Out For

So, what can you do to ensure that your remote employees are as safe on the couch as they are in the office?

It all starts with unified communications.

Unified communications allow multiple business communication channels to work together under a controlled platform for increased efficiency for all users. Get connected, stay connected, and collaborate safely with the power, scalability, and flexibility that comes with unified communications.

Backup your data.

Online productivity apps are essential for off-site collaboration, but they are not totally impervious to disaster. Third-party backup adds an extra layer to your remote cybersecurity.

Learn more about backing up your data here: Why You Should Back Up Your Office 365 Data

Fortify your connection.

Security measures like Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) play an important role in bridging the home-to-office cybersecurity gap. Having a VPN establishes a secure connection directly to your office from wherever you set up shop. Exposed connections are a common vulnerability with most businesses, and VPNs make that gap air-tight.

Get familiar with new cybersecurity trends, and don’t forget what you’ve learned in the past.

This new switch toward a remote workforce model has made it more important than ever to pay close attention to online security trends and apply the cybersecurity awareness training you’ve had in the past. The villains who would threaten your security haven’t gone anywhere — they’re just wearing new masks. Blue Layer can give you all the tools you need to remove them.

Lean on a trusted IT partner for protection when working from home.

Cybersecurity moves fast, and it can be hard to keep up with an ever-changing landscape. Luckily for you, Blue Layer is on top of things. We help you stand firm against changing tides so that your employees and their information are protected, no matter where in the world they may be.

Identify gaps in your company’s cybersecurity strategy, educate your employees on the best cybersecurity practices, and make working from home as safe and secure as the office by clicking here.

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