Having workers on remote teams are more and more common, but they can come with their own set of problems. Here's how you can keep your network safer when you have employees away from the office.
Your Wi-Fi in the office may be safe and secure, but that doesn't extend to your workers' home Wi-Fi network. Home connections may be completely unguarded, or they may have minimal safety measures. Before a worker begins working from home, find out more about their home internet connection and whether they have a firewall and other safety measures. If they work from public places, there is also the danger of using public Wi-Fi networks. Talk to employees about staying safe no matter where they are connected as well as what type of connections to avoid.
When workers are working from outside the office, they often use their own devices. This means that the company is not overseeing the safety and security of those devices. For better safety, devices can be brought in to the office for a safety check to make sure there is no malware present. Another way to handle it is to require virus protection on every device used for work. A device that has been compromised can do untold damage to the company, so it's important to get ahead of this situation before the worst happens.
No one ever thinks they will fall prey to a phishing scam, but that's precisely why so many people do just that. Employees should be trained in how phishing scams operate and how they can be avoided. They also need to know what to do if they do fall prey to one. Quick action can minimize the damage done by the hacker. Employees should understand how phishing works as well as malware, ransomware, and other network dangers to make it easier to avoid all of them.
If your company needs a higher level of cybersecurity, call us today to get started. We can make your system more secure and help you to have the tools to act quickly if there is a problem.