Working From Home

Concerned about maintaining a safe and productive remote workforce for your business? Cybersecurity, with a remote workforce in mind, is all about the different layers of security. Each one protects against a different form of cyber threat and maximizes your protection. Implement these five layers and you’ll be in good shape to mitigate your cybersecurity risks:

  1. User Training
  2. Content Filtering
  3. Security Patching
  4. Anti-virus
  5. Anti-malware
User Training- Your first line of defense

Many companies don’t realize that 43% of cyber breaches are caused by internal actors. Cybersecurity Awareness Training helps your employees spot phishing and other types of social engineering methods used by savvy cyber criminals. According to Intel, 43% of data breaches were caused by internal actors. Of those, 21% came from unintentional actions by employees.

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Content Filtering- Steer clear of known threats.

Content filtering denies employees from accessing potentially dangerous websites that are known to host threats. This is crucial when employees are using company assets remotely.

Security Patching- Security holes plugged

Patch management is another crucial form of threat prevention and protection. This software solution allows administrators to update every device on the network remotely and ensure they are protected against the latest cybersecurity threats.

Anti-virus- Detect and Destroy

Anti-virus on devices keeps assets up to date and ensures they are protected against what are considered legacy threats.

Anti-malware- Detect and Destroy on a Broader Spectrum

Malware is an umbrella term that includes an array of malicious software. Although it might seem redundant to include both anti-malware and anti-virus in your layered approach, it helps round out your line of defense.

Need help? As a business executive, you have enough on your plate. Implementing even some of these layers may seem like a daunting task, however, cybersecurity is crucial to maintaining a safe remote workforce. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.