With the rollout of a remote workforce due to Covid-19, businesses are finding themselves newly vulnerable to cyber attacks.
While some have a firm cyber and network security system in place, many are not aware of the risks that are involved with connecting remotely.
To help businesses develop a better understanding, we are joined by cyber security specialist, Ben Kenyon, Director of North Cyber Security for two invaluable workshops on Tuesday 15& 22 September, followed by one-to-one mentoring – Reserve your place HERE.
In the run up to the sessions, take a look at Ben’s top tips when remote working:
Train your employees
Making sure your employees are aware of the ways they could be targeted is crucial. A cyber security policy should be put into place and discussed in detail, highlighting its importance and the penalties involved when not adhering to the guidance.
Such guidance includes:
-Not opening attachments from suspicious emails
-Using different, strong passwords for each account
-Typing URLs into the search bar instead of clicking links
Use 2 factor authentications (2fa)
Multi-factor authentication requires an extra step to log in to authenticate your identity – whether that means email authentication or a text message sent to your phone.
Backup your important data
Ransomware is on the rise and anyone can become a victim of it. Being locked out of all the data you need to run a business can be crippling. You may never get this back even if you pay the ransom.
Have a good password process
It is so important not to use the same password for all accounts. My recommendations are to use a password manager, or if your password is similar – use salting, which involves adding unique characters and adding the first 2 letters of the system/ website that you are using to the end of your usual password.
Only connect to secure Wi-Fi you trust
If you can use your mobile data, do. Be careful of the Wi-Fi networks you connect to – some can be insecure or fake networks set up deliberately in public places by hackers. If you do connect to a public Wi-Fi use a VPN or only visit sites on https.
Develop your understanding of Cyber Security with our FREE workshop this September – Sign up here.