Did you know that 60% of data security issues stem from insecure endpoints and bad user habits? As businesses and individuals alike work through struggles brought on by Covid-19, two themes resonate across the board: Safety and Hygiene. Here are three tips to help keep your distributed business more secure.
1.) Provide a Password Management Database for Remote Workers
Many users have weak passwords or even continue to unknowingly use compromised credentials. Password vaults store login information for any website or application remote workers access. These password management databases are encrypted with a master password, and this is the only one your employees must remember.
2.) Require Multi-Factor Authentication
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) adds an extra layer of security, making it harder for cybercriminals to log in as if they were the user. Employees can utilize an authenticator application, or have codes sent directly to their device. Business information is more secure, because thieves would need to steal a team member’s password and device.
3.) Teach Your Users 20 Second Email Hygiene
The CDC recommends you take at least 20 seconds to wash your hands to avoid germs. ID Agent recommends taking at least 20 seconds to review each email to avoid falling victim to a phishing scam. Employees should always re-read their emails, before clicking links or providing important business information to the sender. It takes a small amount of extra time, but its more secure. We recommend Security Awareness Training.
Get to know your company’s cybersecurity maturity. Download our Data and Network Security Checklist.
Do you know everyone who has access to your company data? You’re trusting them with the personal information that your clients have entrusted you with. This checklist is comprised of questions you should ask an IT manager or network administrator whenever and wherever you’re storing data.