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September 08, 2021 | Posted in:

Cybersecurity Tips for the Hybrid Workplace

The hybrid work model is here to stay and with it comes a host of new business challenges including how to keep computer networks and employee devices secure.

One of the concerns is keeping machines up to speed with the latest software patches. Another is workers connecting to company networks with insecure devices. According to a survey by HP, 7 out of 10 workers have used work devices for personal tasks and personal devices for work.

What can businesses do? Here are some tips:

  • Start with updating devices with the latest software patches.
  • Use virtual private networks (VPNs) and advanced cloud software security services. If you do not already, use multi-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption.
  • Restrict access using “least privilege” principles.
  • Put machines used at home and brought into the office into a “quarantine network.”
  • Update your technology policies. Spell out access rights, remote connection processes, and users’ cybersecurity responsibilities.
  • Most data breaches start with human error. Provide comprehensive cybersecurity training regularly.

Protecting your company against hackers will take new technological tools and a workforce that takes cybersecurity as seriously as your other business practices.

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