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How To Keep Your Business’s Data Safe Whilst Working from Home

The pandemic has changed the working world forever. At the onset, we saw vast amounts of people having to leave the office and resort to work from home WFH. After a while, employers began to recognise that working from home had its positives, saving money on office rent costs for starters!
Working from home, or hybrid working is here to stay. That’s why it’s important to look at ensuring you are nice and secure when it comes to your business data.

How To Keep Your Business’s Data Safe Whilst Working from Home

Cyber Security needed to adapt to suit remote working

As job requirements began to change, with more people than ever remote working, cyber security also needed to change to ensure that all data was kept safe.
Most businesses kept on top of this by providing their employees with their own company devices such as mobile phones, laptops, and iPads. These devices usually already came prepared with their own remote security software installed.

What do businesses forget to consider?

Businesses may think they are doing all they can to protect their data. However, some don’t give a thought to other devices their employees may use to access work. For example, mobile phones to check work emails or another laptop that had more battery life.
These “other” devices haven’t been set up with the equivalent level of remote security as the others. What also isn’t considered, was the network their employees use to connect these work devices to. With this in mind, it leaves valuable work data susceptible to cyber-attack.

How To Keep Your Business’s Data Safe Whilst Working from Home

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Criminals will find a way

Cyber criminals are persistent and will continue to seek out new and sophisticated ways to access the network using cutting edge technology. They only need one vulnerable device through a wrong click, human error or outdated cyber security to do this with. Subsequently, they gain access to everything that uses the same network.
We recognise that it’s unrealistic to put huge amounts of company revenue into ensuring all employees devices are protected with the best security. However, there are other ways to keep your data secure

5 recommended solutions to protect your data

Would you like to find ways in which you can lower the risk of a cyber-attack on your business?

Here are 5 of our recommended solutions to help protect your data.

  1. Secure your team’s home routers. Ensure your team knows how to keep their router secure by informing them on things such as admin passwords, and checking things are up to date. Unsure on how they should do this? Ask us today!
  2. Make sure systems are being monitored. You should have an IT support partner monitoring your systems, to check for any unusual activities. Here at AcuIT Solutions, this is something we can provide for your business. We work proactively, ensuring any issues are nipped in the bud.
  3. Rethink your VPN. Instead of your VPN, would a zero- trust approach be better? Unsure on what suits your business? Get in touch and we will be able to give you further advice on this.
  4. Have you done a security audit recently? Get an expert to assess your business and see where the vulnerabilities are. At AcuIT Solutions, we provide your business with a full security audit and the advice needed to go alongside it.
  5. Seek out the professionals. Just like us at AcuIT Solutions, an IT support provider who will help you with your technology strategy and ensure you are doing everything you can to protect your data and business.

Start with a security Audit

The best place to start is with a security audit. This will enable you to assess what security you have in place, what it covers and what is left without any protection. From here you can identify any weaknesses and evaluate what options you must guarantee that all areas are covered. If you work with an IT support provider, they will be able to help you with any audits and possible improvements.  

How To Keep Your Business’s Data Safe Whilst Working from Home

Would you like more of our recommendations on how to stay safe and protected? You can download our comprehensible PDF full of even more information and tips for you to follow.

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