While doing so is necessary to ensure the health and safety of your employees, businesses must recognize the additional risks that working from home has on its cyber security. It is essential that all companies encouraging employees to work from home understand the increased risk their business has of a data breach and the necessity of implementing new standard operating procedures to combat cyber threats.
The first step in preparing a cyber security plan should be to conduct a risk assessment, taking into
account the ramifications remote working has on the exposure of your company’s sensitive data. By allowing your employees to access corporate servers or VPNs from their personal devices, businesses run the risk of pre-existing malware or ransomware infiltrating your company’s data. This can cause a variety of serious data breaches, including the release of customer information, proprietary or trade secret knowledge and financial data. Read More.