More people are working from home now more than ever before making it a perfect opportunity for businesses to remind their employees about the importance of protecting themselves from potential cyber threats. Cyber criminals are shifting their focus from attacks on offices to remote workers, home networks, and personal devices like smartphones and tablets. Cyber security is no longer a luxury, it is a must for organizations in order to protect themselves from potential cyber emergencies.
A cyber emergency is the loss or compromise of company information or systems, typically through third-party intrusion or employee sabotage (cyber attacks) or an accident. Out of the businesses that shifted to remote work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 70% anticipate an increase in the cost of a data breach and 76% anticipate an increase in the time needed to identify and contain a potential breach, according to a 2020 study by IBM and Ponemon. The shift to remote work increased the average cost of a data breach by $137,000 to $4 million, the study reported. Only 21% of businesses utilize fully deployed security automaton, the study found.
In this eBook, you will learn:
- Why each employee is vital to an organization's overall cybersecurity.
- How to secure a home office.
- The value of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for privacy and anonymity.
- Tips to create strong passwords and multi-factor authentication.
Don't wait! Protect yourself from cyber threats with these seven tips.
- Looking to grow your cybersecurity knowledge? Visit this webpage full of free cyber security resources.
- Read this Medium article to learn about the technology features you need for secure remote work.
- Watch this video to learn how CES was able to improve their business processes and keep their workers remote during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Did you know these seven surprising stats about cybersecurity?
- Check out this remote work webpage for resources to help you understand how to effectively work from home.