Managing Common Cybersecurity Risks for In-Office, Hybrid & Remote Workers
There are numerous ways a cybercriminal may infiltrate a company. One of the top ways to breach data is through phishing emails. The good news is that there are several ways to prevent employees from becoming a victim of a phishing – or social engineering – attack. First, companies are advised to schedule ongoing training on detecting and avoiding these scams for all types of workers. There should also be regular reminders for employees who use personal devices or software when accessing the corporate networks to routinely update their cybersecurity measures.
Another vulnerable area also has to do with the human factor. Weak and unsecured passwords pose a major threat to an operation, whether the employee is at home or not. However, cybercriminals recognize some remote workers may be laxer in their security practices. As such, organizations should set policies regarding password strength and management. These policies might include banning the use of repeated passwords and personal information within credentials to further reduce vulnerability. Similarly, organizations should consider security solutions, such as an Authentication-as-a-Service platform, to better protect their networks from unwelcome access.
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