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It’s safe to say that the way many people work has been changed if not for good, then at least for a long time to come. What hasn’t changed in the face of the pandemic, however, is the need for businesses to protect their digital assets. With many of your employees working from home, the risk to your data and networks has increased to an extreme degree. More than half of remote workers say they do not even have basic password protection on their home Wi-Fi networks. Nine out of 10 employees say they use their employer-provided laptops and other devices for personal activities.
This is why it is critical that you have a backup and disaster recovery plan and make sure everyone at your company knows it. This should include encouraging the use of only strong passwords, backing up data in multiple locations whenever possible and establishing VPN connections on all your hardware.
The vast majority of small businesses are unable to recover from a catastrophic event, and a data breach certainly falls into that category. The workplace of 2021 is one that’s dispersed across multiple locations, so don’t let any of them become the weak spot in your cybersecurity. For more tips you can use to secure your networks, take a look at the accompanying resource.