Just when we thought it was safe to go back into the office, #lockdown2 has forced many workers to stay at home.
What lessons has your business learnt from the first lockdown?
Whilst we’ve learned lots of lessons including the importance of communication and compassion – we also know first-hand just how important your cyber security strategy is, in protecting your business, your customers, and your data from growing cybersecurity threats.
Here are some of the things that you can do:
- BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP. Make regular backups of your key systems and data.
- Make sure you regularly update anti-virus and anti-malware software on all your devices.
- Use strong passwords and change them regularly and vary them for different websites/services or consider using a reputable password management tool.
- Encrypt any sensitive data and do not send passwords or other sensitive data via email unencrypted.
- To protect against phishing or ransomware be cautious of clicking on links sent to you within emails, social media website/apps or unfamiliar websites.
- Use a firewall and also consider providing firewall software and support for home networks to ensure compliance for those staff (WFH).
- Use a VPN(virtual private network) if you are accessing your systems over public Wi-Fi or insecure network.
For WFH to be productive and successful all devices must be protected and secured and keep cybersecurity at the forefront of employee’s minds…with regular education and training.
And finally, remember to keep an eye on your team’s wellbeing. The insights we all took from Lockdown 1 is just how important it is to feel connected…so keep up your communication both with staff and clients.