Security measures every company should invest
The workplace has been transformed. Companies have implemented teleworking in an accelerated way and are now combining remote work with face-to-face work in the office. These changes are accompanied by risks to your data and your information. Now computer security comes first.
A report by Bitdefender shows how cybercriminals are taking advantage of the Coronavirus crisis to compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of business data. On average, for example, Spanish companies have suffered 454 weekly cyberattacks in recent months.
Cyberthreats that companies should be aware of
The two major threats to remote work that are expected to continue in 2020 are:
- Phishing : These web, email and messaging scams are growing every year. According to Retruster, phishing attempts increased 65% in the last year . Some of the affected companies have been Microsoft, Banco Santander or the Tax Agency.
- Ransomware : A new variant of ransomware has become widespread throughout the first half of 2020, in which attackers extract large amounts of data before encrypting it. In May and June, and coinciding with the start of the de-escalation in several countries, cybercriminals intensified their activity with other types of vulnerability exploits not related to the COVID-19 issue. The survey reveals that 51% of organizations had experienced a significant ransomware attack in the previous 12 months, compared to 54% in 2017.
For this reason, there has been an increase in the demand for cybersecurity services, so that companies continue to carry out their activities without worrying about any type of threat.
IT security for companies, take action
By working flexibly and remotely, it is necessary to adopt certain cybersecurity measures in companies, in order to guarantee the security of the information.
These are the main recommendations that you should take into account:
- Equip mobile devices with antivirus and data protection programs for businesses.
- Constantly update information security policies, your applications and your operating system, throughout the life cycle of your devices.
- Avoid sharing and requesting confidential information outside of approved channels.
- Make sure the systems and accesses are continuously monitored.
- Use a strong password and two-factor authentication. This implies that you must complete one more step when you start your session. It can be a text message, an email, or a biometric method.
- Avoid using public WiFi.
- Connect to your organization’s VPN. This will encrypt the web connection, making it unreadable to anyone who tries to intercept it.
- Be aware of cyber risks and adopt good computer security habits.
Comprehensive management of your laptops, total security for your company
Cybercriminals do not discriminate when attacking and will continue to take advantage of any loopholes that organizations may have. Follow all the necessary computer security protocols in your company and do not forget to take measures to have sustainable e-health.