With the growing number of cyberthreats on the web, cybersecurity is something every business should prioritize. Securing your office network is one thing, but what about your remote workforce? When your employees work outside the office, they’re no longer protected by your enterprise-level cybersecurity, making them more vulnerable to risks.
The last thing any company wants is for their data to be leaked or stolen. If your company has adopted a hybrid or fully remote work model, you need a solution that allows your virtual team to work worry-free. Get the protection your staff needs by partnering with 42, Inc. We can implement a variety of cybersecurity measures that keep both your internal and external workforce safe from cyberthreats.
Common Security Challenges for Remote Workers in Berkeley
Cloud computing and communication tools have made working remotely easier than ever before. However, it still took some time before businesses widely embraced working from home. There are a few factors that contributed to the hesitation, but the main reason was remote workforce cybersecurity.
Telecommuting presents certain security challenges that can be difficult for your internal IT department to handle. These include:
Insecure network connections: Security for the average home network pales in comparison to enterprise-level cybersecurity. In fact, it’s common for home networks to lack even basic protection.
Multiple devices: When employees work from home, they’re more likely to use multiple devices to access sensitive business information. Since the level of security can differ from device to device, this complicates efforts to keep the network secure.
Logistical challenges: In an office, IT support is only a few desks or floors away. This same level of access isn’t possible when working remotely. The logistical challenges may inhibit your IT department’s ability to deliver cybersecurity solutions when your staff needs them.
At 42, Inc., we work with you to understand the remote workforce cybersecurity challenges your organization is experiencing. We then customize and implement solutions that help your remote workforce overcome these challenges.
of organizations have suffered a security breach because of remote employees.
How To Maintain Security When Employees Work Remotely
42, Inc. is committed to helping you protect your employees and network from anything that could cause a data breach. In addition to our services, there are a few steps you can follow to further improve your remote workforce cybersecurity, including:
Establish a remote security policy: A security policy is a set of rules that dictates how your staff should conduct themselves while online. Setting boundaries for things like acceptable devices to use and websites to visit can go a long way in cyberthreat prevention.
Cybersecurity training: The more your employees understand the cyberthreats they’re vulnerable to, the easier it is for them to avoid those threats and take measures to protect themselves.
Stay away from public Wi-Fi: It’s tempting to log on to public Wi-Fi, but it should be avoided for work purposes if possible. Public networks can be accessed by anyone, and if your employee is on one, a malicious actor could invade their privacy.
If you would like more advice on how to secure remote employees, ask one of our experts. We can explain in depth what your business can do to be safer while working remotely.
At 42, Inc., we specialize in cybersecurity. We do everything in our power to defend your network from even the worst cyberthreats on the internet. To ensure your virtual staff can continue to work safely, we first take a deep look into your infrastructure with our IT assessments. This allows us to see where your cybersecurity can be improved.
With this crucial information, we then implement a variety of solutions to cover all your bases. These can include network monitoring and management, IT support, security consulting, and IT compliance. We’re here to make sure you never have to experience a cyberattack.
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