Because of the virus and lockdowns that the government has implemented in Americans and people around the world, companies have been challenged to have less and fewer people on their team on every area, creating a huge opportunity for cybercriminals around the world, who might want to take advantage of the situation and take all of the businesses confidential information.
It is extremely important for companies to protect themselves as well as confidential information, here are some tips on how to do so.
1. Be Vigilant About Emails
Be on the lookout for fishy emails that want you to click the link of offers related to the virus and the crisis, these ones have the intent of getting you to download malware onto your device and the company’s systems.
One way to do so is to enable multi-factor authentication on whatever accounts the company control.
2. Cyber Hygiene
Every device at the company uses has to have the latest update on anti-virus as well as secure and known connections. One way for hackers to connect to the device is by using Bluetooth, so avoid using it as much as possible.
3. Secure WiFi
When using public wifi it is easier for hackers to access the information on everything that you do on the internet, that’s why it is important to only use secure, password-protected internet connections.
4. Report Lost Devices Immediately
Working from home and moving devices constantly from one place to another can increase the risk of loss or theft, in case this happens, it is important to immediately notify to the company to minimize the risk of fraud.