It’s a real challenges staying on top of the human aspect of security, especially when hackers are cleverly writing phishing code on websites that imitate popular public email sites such as Google GMail.
Did you know that Two Factor Authentication (2FA) can easily be used as a phishing attack to gain access to your remote email such as GMail? Clients enrolled in our security awareness training are learning just how that is done.
- Question: “What percentage of remote workers do not act securely according to IT professionals?”
- Question: “What percentage of surveyed organizations have been hacked as a result of the actions of a remote worker?”
- Question: “What percentage of employees use the same password over and over?”
That’s an alarming rate, especially with so many companies trying to enable a positive work experience with remote workers. Here are some valuable internet security tips for working at home:
For preparing to work at home:
Tip 1: Start preparing to work from home as soon as possible.
Tip 2: Identify any technology you will need.
Tip 3: Identify the software you will need.
While working at home:
Tip 4: Identify and secure your physical workspace.
Tip 5: Keep your work and personal life separate.
Tip 6: Make sure your devices are secured.
Tip 7: Make sure your internet connection is secure.
When working remotely:
Tip 8: Always be cautious of hackers’ tricks
Tip 9: Stay secure when working remotely from public places.
Tip 10: Know your organization’s policies and procedures.
More information on our IT range of services including Security Awareness Training.
Should you need assistance working with your last line of defense, your valuable staff members and their security training, please let us know if you would like to work with NetAccess, we’d be glad to help. You can also call our main line at 905-524-2001 to speak to someone in sales if you don’t have a managed support engagement with NetAccess.