STEPS A BUSINESS CAN TAKE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES ONLINE
It has been two years since the coronavirus outbreak, and the latest development of the Omicron variant has changed the landscape for many businesses.
Many businesses have adopted the model of allowing employees to work from home whenever and wherever they can. Inevitably businesses are exposed to the potential threat of cyber intrusion, with employees having access to company documents and email remotely.
Here are some basic precautionary steps a business can take to prevent a cyber leak because the ramifications are far-reaching.
Many businesses have migrated to cloud storage, but is this a comprehensive solution to cyber threats? As a result, data backup is critical, allowing the recovery of any information lost in the event of a cyber incident.
Internet security software
Install security software on your company's computers and devices to help keep them safe from infection. Malware and viruses are capable of infecting computers, laptops, and mobile devices.
Given the vast amount of valuable data that most users store online and the growing number of hackers targeting unprotected online accounts, most of them use sophisticated malware and social engineering tactics to gain access to online logins and browsing data.
Encrypt sensitive information
Encrypt data before storing it or sending it over the internet; this lowers the possibility of theft, destruction, or tampering. You can enable network encryption through your router settings or by installing a virtual private network (VPN) solution on your device when using a public network.
Inculcate cyber security responsibilities
Explain the importance of cyber security and duties to employees, and assist the team in understanding their responsibilities and what is acceptable when using or sharing data, computers and devices, emails, and internet sites.
Employees can work from home while remaining safe from the Omicron variant threats, but businesses are not immune to cyber threats.