With Increased “Work From Home” Employees, How Can Companies Improve Cybersecurity?
In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Georgia MBDA Business Center is partnering with cybersecurity technology company Cytellix to bring you resources on keeping your business safe. This week, learn about the cybersecurity risks while work from home condition is still in place, and how to keep your data secure across different networks.
Here are some actionables from our partner, Cytellix, on how to strengthen workplace cybersecurity when remote working is on the rise:
- Insist that all work be done from company devices that are equipped with a VPN
The most important tip that we can give you when it comes to protecting your company’s information is to ensure that all remote employees are working only from company-provided devices. Make sure you are an administrator on all devices so you have access to settings that you don’t want to be changed.
- Encrypt all devices to protect data
Before you give each remote employee a device equipped with a VPN, you should encrypt all data on it. Encryption translates plain text data into code that only those with authorization can translate back.
- Require multi-factor verification/login
Not only will this deter hackers, but it will also alert the leaders of the company when a cyberattack is attempted. With the technology available to us, we can create all kinds of verification processes that require several passcodes/pins, SMS verification, email confirmation, and more.
- Be selective with which employees can access sensitive data
If you’re like most companies, you have a hierarchy of employees. When you work in-person, there are some tasks and meetings that can only be done by high-level workers. You should keep this same mentality when you make the transition to remote working.
- Install anti-virus software or custom cybersecurity solutions on all devices
Finally, you need to ensure that any and all company devices have a solid antivirus program installed. Better yet, get a customized cybersecurity solution that provides complete cyber awareness. Cytellix has worked with hundreds of companies, including some top government agencies that require the utmost digital protection.
For questions about your cybersecurity needs, please contact Trenelle Lyiscott, Cyber Support Manager, Cytellix Corporation, at email@example.com.