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What Mistakes Will Employees Cause While Working Remotely?

Businesses across the globe are adopting to the new normal, that is, working from home. As teams are shifting from offices to their living rooms, secure remote access to company resources is becoming essential. Working outside the office can lead to bad habits. Even a simple security mistake will cause massive risk. What mistakes is your remote team like to make?

In this article at Information Week, Andrew Froehlich discusses some common security mistakes employees make and how IT security teams must best address these challenges.

Common IT Security Mistakes Your Employees Make

Visiting Websites Without Verifying Security

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, hackers are employing more and more phishing attacks. Employees might be extra careful at work, but at home, they may be less cautious when clicking the links. Security professionals in your organization must let the employees know that if their device becomes infected with malware, the company resources will also be at risk. Set a clear policy for dealing with unknown links and also educate your employees on the best practices for verifying a link.

Using Unsecured Network

Home networks can fall prey to malware. Hackers can easily access an unsecured home network to steal valuable data. Since companies have their internal policies, raising restrictions on the use of personal devices will help in mitigating cybersecurity risks. As a security measure, many companies provide their own devices and networking setups to their employees who work from remote locations. Besides, companies must encourage employees to use a VPN or secure communication tunnel when working over the internet.

Sharing Pictures on Social Media

Sharing pictures of workstations or screen will put essential data at risk. Whether it’s sticky notes, diaries, or computer screen, employees must avoid leaving passwords and valuable documents open in social media or other common sights.

With the right education, connection, training, and a clearly defined security protocol, remote working will undoubtedly end up being incredibly positive for your company. Click on to read the full article.

Nivedita Gopalakrishna

Nivedita Gopalakrishna is currently working as a Content Specialist with CAI. She has more than eight years of experience in blogging, copywriting, and ghost-writing. Nivedita started her career as a reporter/sub-editor in one of the reputed newspaper organizations in India. She went on to pursue her career as a content analyst in an Indian-based company, Brickwork India Pvt Ltd. Nivedita has assisted several overseas clients with SEO-friendly content for B2C copies, blogs, product descriptions, newsletters, sales letters, e-books, and research papers. When she is not at her computer, you can find her either reading vintage novels or singing Indian classical music.

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