Tag: Remote Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic unarguably shook the world like no other event before it. Its impact was felt in every sector, with most businesses relying on remote work to stay afloat during the chaos.
Even in ordinary times, overseeing a remote workforce can be a challenge for multiple reasons - ensuring availability of all necessary tools, managing remote endpoints and having a fail-safe contingency plan. However, the current global health crisis has made things that much more complicated. In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has drastically changed life as we know it, forcing us to change the way we live and work. Your business is no exception to this change as you transition to survive with a primarily (or fully) remote workforce.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything and it looks like remote workers are here to stay. Along with this the FBI has reported an increase in cyberattacks to 4,000 per day in 2020, which is 400 percent higher than the attacks reported before the onset of the coronavirus. The trend in increasing cyberattacks is expected to continue well into the future. Given these circumstances, the best solution is to build your cyber resiliency and protect yourself and your remote workers from unforeseen attacks.
To protect your company against cyberattacks and data breaches, you need to constantly evolve and grow to stay one step ahead of cybercriminals. The moment you lower your guard, there's every chance a nefarious cybercriminal will look to exploit any vulnerabilities. With some or all of your employees working remotely, it won't take much to breach your defenses. In fact, all it could take is a password shared publicly on a team chat app, an accidental click on a phishing link, or confidential company information accessed through a public Wi-Fi connection.
Over the last few years, we have seen many companies offer full time or part time remote work options for their employees. Most of these companies spent months preparing for the switch by training their employees, setting up remote work policies and ensuring the necessary infrastructure was in place to deal with cybersecurity threats.