COVID-19 has changed how we do business. More employees than ever are working from home. Yet home networks are often less secure than those installed in company offices. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of increased online traffic and lax security protocols.
Proliferating alongside the novel coronavirus, many of today’s cyberthreats are focused on collecting personal data. Crooks set up websites that seem to be reputable sources of information. When users browse or click through these sites, they are prompted to divulge personal information, or unwittingly install malware.
Cybercriminals are adept at formulating phishing attacks that prey on our fears and insecurities. Given the recent economic upheaval, fraudulent online employment offers, unemployment benefit scams, and other hoaxes involving incentives such as business loans or free groceries have multiplied. Some scammers have also turned to online dating sites to cash in on our loneliness.
Though many of these threats target personal data, they impact employee productivity and have the potential to compromise business networks. Here are a few tips you can implement while working from home to better protect your employees and business:
If you are interested in learning more about how to protect your employees and systems while teleworking, contact the computer scientists at XorFox for a free consultation.
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