Four ways to stay secure while working remotely

The landscape of work has changed forever. The recent pandemic has accelerated the journey to flexible working but at what cost to long term cyber security?

Here’s a quick checklist for your business:

1. Make sure you have a cyber security strategy in place
By assessing the risk to your organisation from an attack on its systems and data, you can define the right company policies. In most cases, this should involve making cyber security a priority for your management or Board.

2. Educate your staff about cyber security on a regular basis
The people who work in your organisation are both your biggest risk and your greatest defence. Give them regular training on how to spot malicious emails, use removable media and show them good practice when it comes to managing their devices, passwords and social media.

3. Check your network and infrastructure for vulnerabilities
Regular scanning and pen testing flags up potential gaps in your security before they have a chance to become a serious issue.

4. Make sure you have a crisis management plan (in case the worst does happen)
Communication is key if the worst does happen and you fall victim to a cyber attack. Have a plan ready for how you will respond and who will have responsibility for telling staff, customers, suppliers and, in the worst case scenario, who will inform the police and/or the Information Commissioner’s Office.

If you would like to learn more please call us on 0208 317 6440 or email us at supportdesk@digital-nerve.com

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