Last week, the New York Times reported that one item President Biden could not bring into the White House, without some changes, was his Peloton Bike. Sounds like they’ve worked it all out and will remove some hardware to make it happen, but this brings up an issue lots of companies deal with.
We work with companies who are consistently “upping” their game with building security. As we’ve written about before, the “Internet of Things” can pose a security risk to your company data, even with workers inside their offices. Add workers on their home networks, and we’ve got all kinds of security risks.
How do you keep your network safe when employees aren’t logging in from inside the building? This article talks about a lot of the issues related to working remotely and what companies continue to face from the changes in 2020.
One thing companies can do is help their employees secure their own network. Using a VPN or Virtual Private Network is one way to ensure employees are logging onto the office server from a secure starting point.
Other tips we recommend companies encourage (or possibly mandate) their at-home workforce to implement:
- Be sure to update software regularly;
- Create strong passwords and change them at any sign or notice of a breach;
- Utilize two-factor authentication;
- Use a secure email program;
- Turn on mobile firewalls;
- Utilize cloud data storage.
In 2021 we will see changes stemming from 2020’s work-from-home global environment, but many of the cyber security issues we’ll face are from years leading up to this moment. No matter if you’re working inside the office or from your bedroom, security measures need to be reviewed and perhaps increased – sooner than later.