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4 tips to keep your employees and company’s data safe and sound during remote working

1.    Be aware of what’s going on.

With all your employees working remotely, there are lots of infrastructural and managerial questions. But also for cybersecurity these are challenging times.

Even if employees are not working at the head office, as an employer, you remain responsible for the digital hygiene of your company and your employees.

 

2.    Choose full VPN.

A VPN system provides lots of advantages. It facilitates the use of Internet and provides great stability. So if possible: choose full VPN. All traffic is going through the tunnel, which guarantees the same level of safety as when employees would be working at the office.

 

3.    Not enough bandwidth? Split the tunnel wisely.

Bandwidth is a common issue when it comes to remote working. Most companies split the tunnel, but it’s important that you make the right choices in what’s going through VPN and what isn’t. Make sure that the DNS traffic passes through the VPN. In that way you could have control and visibility on the name resolution requested by the company device.

We offer you a free trial of our Secutec Secure DNS. This way you get an overview of the blocked outgoing traffic through DNS. There are no infrastructural changes needed and it’s compatible with any endpoint solution.

 

4.    Phishing and hacking are on top of the Corona-game

Hackers are massively trying to lure people working from home by using phishing on the theme of corona. In one week, no less than 41,000 domains has been created and has “corona” or “covid” in their name. We estimate that the effective number is even 15 times higher. Of all the cyberattacks that we currently stop via our systems, no fewer than 80% comes from such a website – while normally this is only 32%.

 

 

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