Any crisis is an opportunity for cybercriminals to strike – and a crisis as severe as the coronavirus pandemic is no exception.
Cybercriminals are expected to take advantage of the confusion and lack of awareness that comes with changing the way a majority of the professional world gets their work done. As more and more employees transition to a work-from-home model, they’ll be perfect targets for social engineering scams and cybercriminal attacks.
The Problem With Remote Work Cybersecurity
A key consideration in rolling out remote work capabilities will be maintaining the level of security you have at the office. With multiple remote connections accessing your business data every day, you’ll be at greater risk of a data breach, and more vulnerable to cybercriminals.
Think of it this way – at the office, everything is protected by the same set of cybersecurity solutions – firewalls, antivirus software, etc. These are defenses that you’ve invested in and can trust.
Is the same true of your employees’ home networks and personal devices? Probably not. Do you know how to keep them, and your business as a whole, secure?
How Should You Enhance Cybersecurity At Home?
The best way to enhance your remote workers’ cybersecurity at home is to deliver the same defensive technologies you have at the office. And if you’re a current Sophos client, it won’t cost you anything to do so.
For the duration of this COVID-19 global health concern, the Sophos Home Commercial Edition solution is available at no cost for Sophos customers. This means you get the same level of protection you have at the office brought into each one of your employees’ homes to keep them secure. Whether it’s malware, a virus, or another threat, the Sophos Home Commercial Edition will spot threats as they happen, and keep them from causing damage.
This comprehensive cybersecurity package offers the tools you need to stay secure. Antivirus software is used in conjunction with a firewall to provide defense against malware, adware, and spyware. Each of these cybercriminal tactics has the potential to do immense damage to internal processes and a company’s reputation. The job of antivirus software is to spot, block, and isolate intrusive, malicious applications so they can’t do damage to your data and legitimate software.
Antivirus is installed to protect at the user level, known as endpoint protection, and is designed to detect and block a virus or malware from taking root on a user’s computer, or worse, accessing a network to which the user is connected.
Your firewall is your first line of defense for keeping your information safe. A firewall is a particular type of solution that maintains the security of your network. It blocks unauthorized users from gaining access to your data. Firewalls are deployed via hardware, software, or a combination of the two.
With these technologies in place, your business won’t be as vulnerable as it would be otherwise during the coronavirus pandemic. Keep your business running, and your staff secure.