remote workThe numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that about 29% of Americans worked from home before the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, Buffer said 99% of workers prefer remote work for at least part of their time or if possible, for the rest of their careers.

These days, employees don’t have any other choice but to work from home. They, along with their employers are beginning to see the many different complications involved in remote work Florence SC. There are other bigger challenges than just feeling lonely and less productive. Remote work can put a business at risk. Although some businesses have already invested in good network and cybersecurity solutions, a lot of firms are still unaware of the risks involved in working remotely.

Organizations of all sizes and kinds are dealing with an increase in endpoint security gaps, email based threats, as well as other issues due to the immediate switch to a fully remote workforce. Therefore, it is not crucial to consider both ethical hacker perspectives and security practitioner to remain secure, that is what all of this is about.

 

 

4 Signs of Cybersecurity Breach

  • New programs appear even if you didn’t install them.
  • The computer runs unusually slow.
  • Weird popups appear.
  • Loss of control of the keyboard or mouse.

If you notice any of these signs, be sure to inform your company’s IT experts so they could mitigate the risk right away.

3 Hazards and Concerns of Remote Work

Home Wi-Fi Security

Compared to working at the office, where IT managers can easily control and monitor the security of each Wi-Fi network, your home network most likely have weaker protocols.  For example, you probably have WEP instead of WPA-2. This lets hackers access the traffic of your network easily.

Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are one of the primary causes of data breaches. Cybercriminals could easily send deceptive emails that look like the real thing. When one of your employees click on the malicious link, the hacker will get access the device of the employer.

Weak Passwords

Hackers can easily crack simple passwords. If you use insecure passwords across different platforms, hackers will easily get unauthorized access to different accounts in a short span of time.

The situation brought about by COVID-19 has triggered a transformation. Remote work brings a new set of challenges and risks. Hackers are prepared for that.

Since remote work is mostly mandatory, businesses should make sure that every device is secure. Employers must discard hardware that are hardware based legacy VPNs and choose cloud agnostic as well as scalable network security options.

Legacy VPNs may leave gaps in your remote security efforts because they are difficult to configure and deploy. Furthermore, they do not have the ability to secure remote access that are policy based to on-premise resources, business applications, and hybrid cloud environments.

Virtual training is also another key element. Companies must perform virtual training for all their team members so that they would be educated on how to deal with a cyber attack and what risks they need to watch out for like malware, suspicious emails, and etc.

SpertanTec Inc. has partnered with Fortinet – the world’s foremost provider of network security – to bring your business the security you need. FortiGate 4400F is the world’s first hyperscale firewall delivers unparalleled performance, scalability and security to help meet escalating business needs.

Call us today at 843-396-8762 for a no obligation review of you network. We works with companies of any size.

 

SpartanTec, Inc.
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https://www.spartantec.com/

 

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