Key points to ensure cyber hygiene in today’s remote office environment
A record number of employees are currently working remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With every new device and network used to access your company’s data, your attack surface grows. Cybercriminals profit from chaos and stress and our current reality delivers both, which is why phishing attacks are on the rise. The reality most employees are less cybersecure at home than at work. Even if your cybersecurity policy and protocol is perfect in your workplace, out-of-date or unpatched software on an employee’s home computer could give hackers the security gap they need to worm their way into your business.
This list is a starting point that could help you evaluate security considerations for long-term remote work. The considerations listed here should be reviewed within the context of your organization’s complete information security program with close attention focused on the specific threats, risks, and vulnerabilities unique to each organization. Our focus is on ensuring your systems are not only secure but meet the highest compliance standards expected by investors and regulators.