1. Educate remote workers
Security measures are only as strong as the people using them, make sure users understand and are comfortable with the procedures you have in place for them.
2. No public WiFi
Free WiFi spots are often unsecured and unprotected. Ensure all workers are connecting via a secured network.
3. Have company-approved antivirus
Make sure that the antivirus the business uses is also installed on the devices of remote workers, and prevent users from disabling to uninstall antivirus on endpoints.
4. Encryption of all devices
Ensure that devices are encrypted, and communications between remote workers utilises end-to-end encryption.
5. Update device software regularly
Out-of-date or unpatched software leaves employees vulnerable to attack. Make sure every remote worker is keeping their devices updated.
6. VPN for business-critical data
A VPN allows users to remotely access their company’s network. Consider using one for remote workers to handle sensitive data securely.
7. Beware of phishing schemes
Hackers take advantage of media-intense events, like COVID-19, by targeting people’s fears. Watch out for any suspicious emails in your inbox.