Hybrid working can be a threat to cybersecurity

Hybrid working is still very popular, which is why it is very important that your business cyber security is in order. The smallest data breach can lead to huge problems. Hybrid working can be a threat to cyber security and this must always be prevented.

Prevent threats to cyber security when working hybrid

Research has shown that many employees often use their personal devices to send work-related matters, such as emails and reports or other documents.

While most people worry about their personal devices being hacked, many have never changed their passwords. Changing a default supplied password is one of the basic steps one should take to be more secure. The use of multi-factor authentication (MFA), in addition to using a complex and unique password, significantly reduces the risk of data breaches.

In our previous blog on Safety Measures for Hybrid Working we mentioned that adding multi-factor authentication to accounts is a very simple method to add a strong, extra layer of protection to access to systems.

Many people also work in public spaces, so there is a potential risks of data breaches. When using a public Wi-Fi network, you don’t know who is sharing the connection and how much effort the owner of the network has put into securing it. It is much safer to use your work phone’s hotspot feature. Of course, provided it is protected with a strong password.

Hybrid working can be a threat to cybersecurity

Educate your staff about cyber security

Knowledge about cybersecurity is essential. Unfortunately, many employees are often unaware of the dangers of sending an email or document on their personal devices.

To ensure that the mistake of one employee does not cause a major data breach within your company, we provide you with a few simple tips.

  • Educate your staff. As an employer you have to realise that taking the right security measures is not standard knowledge for everyone. So it’s important that employees receive clear instructions on what steps they should take to properly secure their devices.
  • Encourage the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA). Nearly every smartphone these days is equipped with a facial scanner or fingerprint, so people often prefer to use biometrics instead of passwords. As an organisation, you have the opportunity to use this technology and should encourage your staff to use this technology. Authentication without password is the best MFA.
  • Take advantage of the cloud. By storing important information and documents in the cloud, you can limit the damage in the event of a data breach.

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