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Cybersecurity in the Remote Work Era 

The shift to remote working has changed the way many businesses operate. In fact, as of 2023, 12.7% of full-time employees work from home, while 28.2% work a hybrid model.

It brings in flexibility and more opportunities for employees, however, with that it also brings in a collection of cybersecurity challenges. So how do you navigate cybersecurity whilst remote working?

Building a resilient strategy:

It is important to have completed a thorough assessment of existing cybersecurity measures, to identify if there are any gaps relating to remote working.

Robust security policies should be implemented to protect any devices being used for remote work. It is important to keep on top of updates and security patches, alongside ensuring strong passwords are used.

Similarly, secure access controls and multi-factor authentication for remote access to any corporate services must be used.

Advise on using secure Wi-Fi networks, and VPNs where needed.

Provide information on data encryption and secure file-sharing practises.

Ensure the businesses has a defined incident response plan (including components such as preparation, containment and recovery) in case of any cybersecurity issues. Additionally, this should be updated regularly.

It is essential to educate all employees about the significance of cybersecurity. This can be done through regular training sessions to equip them with all tools and skills to ensure better understanding of the importance. This is something that should be managed regularly and can be done in-house or through using third-party training.

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