Remember the tracksuit and slippers Zoom calls? We’ve moved on a bit from those days but many people are still enjoying a hybrid work-from-home/ office model, which means cyber security needs to be a priority in the office and our homes.
Hybrid working has many benefits, but it has brought with it greater reliance on technology and more cyber security challenges.
As Covid has evolved, so have working set-ups with many companies adopting a hybrid model that allows employees to split their time between being in the office and working remotely.
Companies now often rely on cloud technology and remote connectivity via a VPN. There has been a huge rise in cyber attacks on cloud services, VPN gateways and Windows RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol).
Remote working staff may be accessing company information over public networks. This opens up vulnerabilities for cybercriminals to exploit.
Companies now have to rely on employees to be more aware of cyber security and how their online behaviour can create vulnerabilities. Employees are using their potentially vulnerable home wifi networks and personal devices. Issues such as weak passwords, a lack of antivirus software, unsecured mobile devices and outdated equipment become an issue.
Being cyber-wise not only protects you but your company and family too. These tips are quick and easy to implement and could prevent major problems down the line.