The Covid-19 Virus has spread across the United States and the world. To keep businesses moving forward while combating this pandemic, many companies have decided to allow employees to work from home. There are benefits to working remotely; however, there is also a potential for increased cyber-security issues.
According to a March 20, 2020 article in Help Net Security, working remotely could cause a “lack of authentication of authorization.” Implementing a two-factor authentication system as well as adding monitoring access controls and creating strong passwords could help employers limit any potential threats. Working remotely may also increase the risk of phishing and malware attacks due to the likelihood of receiving an “unprecedented amount of emails on online requests.”
For more information about potential cyber-security threats and ways to protect your employees while they are working remotely, please review Help Net Security’s article “The Cybersecurity Implications of Working Remotely.”
Advocate Capital, Inc. is very passionate about protecting our client’s Personal Identifiable Information (PII). We wish all of our clients and everyone reading this safety, both personally and professionally.
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