How the Cybersecurity Habits of Your Remote Workforce Can Compromise the Security of Your Network
For the past year and a half, many businesses have allowed their employees to work from home in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Now, many are returning to work in either a full-time or hybrid capacity. While that may be wonderful for productivity and team culture, it may bring a downside. A new survey released by Tessian indicates that employees may have picked up some bad cybersecurity practices while working remotely.
Let’s take a look at what risks businesses may face as employees return to work and how you can protect your company from cybersecurity threats with the help of OC Cloud9.
Wifi Usage Issues
The survey performed by Tessian states that over a third (36%) of employees have picked up bad cybersecurity behaviors and found security ‘workarounds’ since transitioning to a work-from-home environment. This indicates that there is a gap between what companies expect from their employees and what those employee behaviors actually are. This gap can ultimately put businesses, like yours, at risk.
One of the spaces we see cybersecurity threatened is in the fusion of professional and personal online presence. This ultimately creates more of an opportunity for attackers to break into the system.
Another bad habit is the use of inadequately secure Wi-Fi. As restrictions centered around the pandemic have slowly started to loosen, employees have been able to work in public spaces such as coffee shops. The openness of free Wi-Fi can pose a threat to users and can open them up to viruses and malware. While home Wi-Fi is oftentimes more secure than public connections, it’s still vulnerable.
How You Can Protect Your Business
In order for businesses to protect themselves from cyberattacks, they need to know why and when their employees make cybersecurity mistakes. These notifications are critical so that business owners can get ahead of potential problems. One way to promote this conversation in the workplace is to create an environment that empowers people to work securely and productively. It is important to educate your employees about cybersecurity threats and encourage them to come forward if they run into a problem.
Another way to ensure your data is protected is to make sure IT and security leaders are involved in your office reopening plans. Through our Cloud9 Complete Business Solution and other cloud solutions, we keep your data secure and empower your company by protecting against attacks so you can focus on transitioning your company back into the office.
Get to Know the OC Cloud9 Team
We established OC Cloud9 to help bring the highest-quality service and cutting-edge innovations in private cloud technology to local businesses in the Southern California area.
Born from Orange County Computer, Inc., comprehensive IT Solutions and Network Security experts with over 20 years of experience in the local area, OC Cloud 9 offers large-scale technology solutions and consultancy services to companies and organizations in a wide variety of fields with cybersecurity one of their primary focuses of concern.
Our mission is to treat our customers’ businesses as if they were our own. Too often, we see companies operate with IT infrastructure that is outdated and just waiting for an attack. Their current systems don’t align with their company and its goals or effectively work to achieve them. At OC Cloud9, we proactively protect our client data by staying one step or more ahead of potential data breaches. Our team is passionate about data security and protection.
OC Cloud9 and Orange County Computer, Inc. have a proven track record of happy customers with seamless transitions into private cloud solutions. Our beginning-to-end process ensures your business needs are met through extensive research, design, deployment, and implementation of your cloud services.
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