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Gary Hibberd


Welcome back to Cyber Awareness Month at Cyberfort!

As our journey through the world of cybersecurity continues, this week, we turn our attention to a topic that has become increasingly important in today’s dynamic work environment: securing remote work. Let’s explore the best practices and strategies for maintaining a secure digital workspace, no matter where you’re working from.

The Rise of Remote Work

The way we work has evolved and remote work has become a standard practice for many organisations. While it offers flexibility and convenience, it also introduces unique cybersecurity challenge

Secure Remote Work Best Practice

  1. Use a Secure Connection: Always connect to the internet via a trusted network, preferably using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
  2. Secure Devices: Ensure that your remote work devices are equipped with up-to-date antivirus software and firewalls.
  3. Strong Authentication: Use strong, unique passwords for all accounts and enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to enhance security.
  4. Secure Wi-Fi: When working from home, secure your Wi-Fi network with a strong password and change your default router login credentials.
  5. Data Encryption: Utilize encryption tools for data in transit and at rest to protect sensitive information.
  6. Secure Websites: Keep an eye out for security warnings in your web browser and avoid visiting sites flagged as not secure.
  7. Regular Updates: Keep your operating system, software, and applications up to date with the latest security patches.
  8. Phishing Awareness: Be especially vigilant for phishing emails, as remote workers may be targeted more frequently.