The sudden change from office-based working to remote working in 2020, left organisations all over the world vulnerable to cyberattacks. With so many devices connecting to a private network, IT teams found it very difficult to identify threat actors connecting remotely. Fortunately, there are steps and solutions to protecting employees from advanced threats such as ransomware, phishing and social engineering attacks.
A report by Tenable, found that 74 percent of respondents contributed remote working as the main cause of at least one cyberattack. 67 percent said that these attacks specifically targeted their employees working from home.
Here are steps and solutions to protect your network and remote employees:
- Employee cybersecurity training
- Create communication outlets for all employees
- VPN – Create a separate zone on your firewall for VPN that is secured by policies.
- Patch Systems
- Apply web filtering
- Limit administrative rights
- Encrypt data
- Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA)
- Implement an Email Security Solution to prevent phishing
- Implement a Web Security for malware blocking
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