The security problem of working from home

Security Problem Of Working From Home

The security problem of John’s “other” laptop

How to keep your business’s data ultra-safe during the Work From Home revolution

Working From Home and hybrid working are here to stay. And that means as businesses, we need to get a grip on security in our staff’s homes as much as we do in the office.

We’ve written a new guide to look at all the issues. Read and download our new guide – How to keep your business’s data safe during the Work From Home revolution.

Love it or hate it, Working From Home is huge and here to stay.

As a nation, we’ve really embraced the changes forced upon us by the pandemic. Many businesses have become more flexible with a mixture of office-based workers, hybrid workers, and fully remote workers.

We had no idea that we could change so much, so quickly, did we? Work just doesn’t look the same as it did in 2019.

And because of that, cyber security in 2022 doesn’t look the same either. When you have people working away from your office you need to take additional security measures to keep your data safe.

Even before we’d heard the word “Coronavirus”, many of us were working from home now and then. Checking emails at the weekend. Finishing up a project in the evening. Getting a head start on your week.

Now Working From Home has to be taken more seriously. If any of your staff works anywhere away from the office, there’s a chance they’re taking unnecessary risks with your data.

Many businesses seem to have this covered. They’ve invested in new company devices, increased remote security, and have trained their people on best practice.

But there’s something important some businesses haven’t considered.

Unmanaged devices.

What’s the solution?

The answer isn’t straightforward. Unless your business wants to take on the security responsibility of all of your staff’s home networks, and all of their devices too.

It’s just not realistic.

However, there are things you can do to lower your risk of an intruder getting into your business network via an unsecured home network. And it all comes down to a layered approach to security.

There are five things we recommend.

  1. Help your team secure their home routers
  2. Make sure your systems are monitored
  3. Reassess your VPN
  4. Carry out a security audit
  5. Trust a true partner to worry about this for you

Read and download our new guide – How to keep your business’s data safe during the Work From Home revolution.

Are you happy with your current IT support provider?

Your technology strategy is too important to be trusted to a company you don’t have a true partnership with.

We’re now taking on new clients again. Get in touch and let’s have a short no obligation conversation about your business.logy problem is, chances are, we’ve seen it before.

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