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How to keep your business secure during remote working

With businesses having worked remotely for a while now, it may be time to address data sprawl and other issues that come with working from home.

While these techniques can help during lockdown, they are also good practices in everyday work life in the future.

New Risks for IT and data security

Just as we started getting to grips with new practices such as sanitizing, social distancing and remote working, the current situation has also forced and made it integral to embrace changes in the ways we deal with cyberthreats.

The FBI has reported an increase in cyberattacks to 4,000 per day in 2020. This is 400% higher than the attacks reported before the onset of the coronavirus.

Remote working and cyber security

Cybersecurity has always been a challenge for businesses with sensitive data. A single unexpected breach could cause huge damage at put your business at risk. With the sudden transition to remote working, this challenge has increased dramatically for security teams and those running smaller businesses.

From the potential safety of business networks to human errors, there are many ways in which your IT network could be affected while employees are working remotely.

Cyber security trends

A study by IBM Security has estimated that around 76% of companies think responding to a potential data breach during remote working is a much more difficult ordeal. Also, detecting breaches early is another issue for businesses.

The same study by IBM has estimated that it takes companies roughly 197 days to detect a breach and 69 days to contain it. That’s a long time and one which could cause a lot of issues.

How to protect yourself from cyber threats

Security readiness is something all organizations must focus on irrespective of their size. It is necessary to have an action plan which outlines what needs to be done when something goes wrong. Most importantly, it is critical to have a trusted IT support partner who can continuously monitor your IT infrastructure and give you a heads-up on unusual activities.

Investing in cybersecurity solutions is far cheaper than losing your critical data and having to pay a large ransom. Your business needs to deploy advanced solutions that can keep up with the sophisticated threats of the modern age.

There is also a list of best practices such as multi-factor authentication, DNS filtering, disk encryption, firewall protection and more which your business can look into.

If all these aspects of cybersecurity sound daunting to you, fret not. Reach out to us today to get a full understanding of the vulnerabilities in your network and how you can safeguard your data with the right tools and techniques.

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