Remote Working Solutions during Covid-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it practically impossible for many of us to have the normal lives that we are used to and do the things that we all love. One of the facts of life that has been tremendously impacted by the pandemic is our work, where we need to find new ways to deal with our professional responsibilities. Since the pandemic has made it difficult for most of us to go to our offices, it has become necessary to work from home or adhere to remote working practices. While most people are still trying to adjust to these new working methods, remote working has already been slated as the future of office work. It is believed that we are going to see a more widespread adaptation of remote working as years go by. Already many companies are spending millions of dollars to develop their remote working infrastructure.
Remote working and cybersecurity risks
However, along with such a need for remote working, there is now an increased propensity for cybersecurity risks. While a large percentage of offices claim that they were able to delegate their workforce to operate from their homes with little difficulty, most of them said that they did not provide them with sufficient training to mitigate security threats. The biggest security threat in working from home was the possibility that hackers might access their personal computing systems which can compromise company data in a big way. The cloud computing systems can be breached by the hackers and the personal devices and networks used by the employees may not have sufficient cybersecurity features. The employees may also be using unauthorized IT tools to work with customer data and this can increase the chances of malware and ransomware attacks.
Effective ways to mitigate cybersecurity risks
It is therefore necessary to implement high-end cybersecurity components so that data theft can be stopped. Firstly, the network should be protected from possible trespassing. There are many network security tools that can be used for this purpose. There should also be layered security for the servers, desktops and laptops. IT security tools can also be implemented in the cloud and maintained regularly so as to ensure a centralized security system. Through endpoint risk management, it is perfectly possible to assess and remedy the weaknesses before they can be breached by hackers. Moreover, the latest AI and ML technologies can be used for enhancing cybersecurity.