Small businesses with staff now working from home: time to take stock of your cybersecurity
Looking back, we see that the fast onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced us all to make unprecedented operational decisions and act with a degree of haste. Many shortcuts have been taken just to keep things going.
Now that we are settling into new routines, it is time to take a serious look at the cybersecurity risks which may have been underplayed or overlooked entirely.
Here are the latest reports on cyber-attacks, all of which are relevant to small UK businesses:
The message is clear: this pandemic makes it a field day for cyber criminals who are taking full advantage. Now is not the time to risk your organisation with unnecessary exposure to data breaches and cyber-attacks.
Securing your business, yourself and your home working staff:
With business operations in so much flux and cyber criminals licking their lips, how can your business lessen its exposure? Here at Phishing Forensics our cybersecurity experts have brought together 12 top tips for increasing the security of your business and its homeworking staff.
While recognising that every organisation is different and has varying requirements, they have found the following factors to be the most common failure points in establishing the ‘work from home’ cybersecurity culture of your business.
Our 12 Top Tips for Homeworking Cybersecurity:
The most essential thing we all do is follow medical advice and stay safe from COVID-19, it is also important that we stay vigilante with our cybersecurity. After all, I doubt any of us would allow strangers to wander freely through our offices while our backs are turned. Who knows what the consequences could be!
From all of us at Phishing Forensics, we wish you well and hope that you and your families stay safe during this outbreak. Feel free to leave a comment in the section below if you have anything to add, we would be glad to hear about it.