Protecting Your Business From Hackers During COVID-19 Lockdown

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COVID-19 didn’t just affect the world economy in terms of job cuts. It also affected the world economy by exposing many businesses to hackers who used, and are still using, dangerous and new phishing schemes and malware types to steal credit information and much more. It’s damaging the reputation and monetary evaluation of many companies including the new entries like the retail sector and the education and health sector – these sectors were mostly offline businesses that are now forced to exist online due to the current pandemic. 

Clearly, hackers are making the most out of the current remote working culture. Which is why normal traditional cyber security techniques aren’t no more enough to tackle cyber vulnerabilities. So, this guide is all about the newer and better ways to safeguard your businesses in the remote working culture. Have a look! 

  1. Use the VPN Network 

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is one of the best ways to develop a sort of virtual tunnel that connects your company’s network to the working device of your employees. It will help you in keeping a track of all the online activities of your employees that’ll also help in ensuring that your employees do not end up clicking on malware affected websites and emails. 

Another benefit of using VPN is that hackers find it easy to steal the information since the data being sent back and forth between devices connected via VPN is encrypted. 

  1. Using the Zero Trust Network for Authentication 

Using the zero trust network is one of the best ways to protect your business when employees are working remotely since this network will not allow anyone from inside or outside the company to access the network without verification. As a result, the chances that hackers can somehow gain remote access to your network is highly unlikely. 

  1. Monitor the Security of BYOD Devices 

BYOD devices, also known as bring-your-own-devices are the personal devices that employees use to work. Which means that they access the company’s network using their personal device that might be at high risk of getting hacked. 

Which is why it’s very important that you keep an eye on all such services to minimize risk of hacking. 

These are the 3 newer ways of protecting your businesses. 

You can also have a look at some other tips for network protection during lockdown here, https://us.hikvision.com/en/blog/ssi-cyber-safeguards-prevent-hacks-vulnerabilities.

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