While remote work was steadily rising, Covid-19 resulted in a massive shift in the work culture and majority of employees started working from home. Along with physical safety, remote work also helped restore the work-life balance of many employees. Behind the scenes however, the threat of cyberattacks continues to increase as employees work away from the protection of their organization’s security teams.
According to an INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock, “Cybercriminals are developing and boosting their attacks at an alarming pace, exploiting the fear and uncertainty caused by the unstable social and economic situation created by COVID-19.”
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Additionally, nearly 25% of employees are unaware of the security protocols that are available on their device. While this number might seem small, a single security breach can compromise critical organizational data, and result in serious financial as well as reputational repercussions.
Let us see how the HP 240 Notebook PC can help you prevent such unwanted occurences –
The HP 240 is an affordable, yet powerful device that lets you confidently and quickly complete your project. It protects you with the help of the firmware Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that provides hardware-based encryption keys. This ensures that any sensitive data in your emails or your user credentials remain safe.
Plus, you get a Gigabit LAN and an optional WLAN 802.11ac/Bluetooth® 4.2 combo, so that you can get fast connections in case you are working outside your home or office and eliminating the need for relying on unsecure public Wi-Fi networks.
Let us have a look at some other simple tips and practices that will help you improve work from home security –
Use antivirus softwares and make sure you update them
Of course, most of us have anti-virus softwares on our system, but it is not enough to merely install and leave them to do their work. As new forms of malware and attacks are developed everyday, the software vendors periodically release new updates that are equipped to fight the new forms of attacks. Therefore, keeping your anti-virus up to date will help increase your security.
Don’t make your home network an easy target
Make sure you use strong passwords on your Wi-Fi network and install firewalls to prevent and block any unwanted connections.
Be wary of phishing scams
Phishing scams have always been a threat, but as mentioned earlier, attackers are taking advantage of the uncertainity caused due to Covid-19. Do not click on any unknown links and avoid sharing any personal information through emails or phone calls.