3 Ways Employers Can Help Employees Stay Abreast of Cyber Threats While Working Remotely

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The day to day running of businesses has changed from the way it was before now, as more and more people are being forced to work from home, due to the ravaging effects of the coronavirus.

Across the world, thousands of people have lost their lives, as a result of being infected with the virus and thousands of people are in the hospitals, battling for their lives.

The effect of the virus on human beings has been very catastrophic, as people are now forced to stay indoors, in order to halt the spread of the virus.

The concept of working remotely has now been widely embraced and adopted because technology has evolved, to enable us to do that.

Many employers have taken their businesses online, giving their employees the opportunity to work from home, rather than being laid off.

Before the coronavirus pandemic became a global phenomenon, working from home had always been frowned at, by employers, as they felt that, employees will work for fewer hours and may not concentrate on their work, but statistics show that, workers now work for longer hours, than they would normally have worked, if they were in the workplace.

Due to most businesses have now taken their business online, there has been a rise in cyber threats, as hackers are now on the prowl.

According to the World Health Organisation, (WHO), “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyber-attacks, directed at its staff and email scams, targeting the public at large.

This week, some 450 active WHO email addresses and passwords, were leaked online, along with thousands, belonging to others, working on the novel coronavirus response”.

The statement above symbolizes the fact that, hackers will be targeting, almost everyone and for this reason, it is of utmost importance for employers to prepare their employees, to share tips, on how they can best protect their devices, from cyber threats.

Below are 3 cybersecurity tips that, employers can share with their employees:

Beware of Rogue Access Point

Employers need to warn their employees of the dangers associated, with rogue access points. Just because a WIFI is free, does not mean that, it is highly encrypted and super-protected, from hackers.

It is one of the surest ways, of getting hacked. Unsecured access points, need to be shunned, by all means.

Do not Trust anything Online

To stay safe, do not trust anything you see online and do not randomly click on a random URL. Develop a mindset that states that, it is better to be safe, than sorry.

This will protect you, from a lot of things. Phishing attacks are increasing by the day and you will do well for yourself, to avoid anything that will compromise your work.

Invest More in Contextual AI

Artificial intelligence, has grown massively, over the years and due to the shortage of cybersecurity experts, there is a need, for the gap to be filled and thus, came AI.

AI can detect malicious attacks, from afar and help isolate it, faster from the network, while screening for other harmful attacks.

Contextual AI, will help massively, in playing this role and give you better protection.

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