Employees working from Home? Here’s how you can protect your business data.
Updated: Mar 19
Flexibility of having distributed teams and the ability to work from a multitude of environments (such as the home, office or remote location) is not just a perquisite, it is a necessity to remain competitive. Especially in today’s uncertain environment. However, remote working environments do not possess the same defenses as in the office. As a result an employee working from home does not operate under layers of preventive security protocols. They are more likely accessing privileged data from home network or worse from unsecured public WiFi at coffee shops.
In an event where an in-depth study conducted by Ipsos reveals that working from home increases chances of a data security breach by 86%1, whether you are provisioning corporate laptops or letting your employees use their personal devices, here are few things that need to be considered:
Endpoint protection for employee devices
Encryption to keep data out of the wrong hands
Two-factor authentication for all VPNs
Cyber security awareness training for all employees
As employees access privileged company data from multiple networks and devices including unsecured WiFi networks, and as you gear up to manage a workforce that is not required to come to office, get on board with these powerful layers of protection, for details just schedule a call with one of our security experts and leave the rest us.