Coronavirus and Cybersecurity: 6 Tips to Make Telecommuting Safer

For some time now, the trend has been to containment.

This implies that no one can go properly to the office as before. This is who will give access to Telework, the ideal method in such circumstances. However, telework also means vulnerability. Indeed, companies will of course find it difficult to follow the practices necessary to maintain a good IT security framework. Especially when you know that employees will be able to use personal computer tools under certain conditions, if not all the time. It is then thought that exposure to computer attacks may increase during this period of containment.

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Lawyer specializing in Alexandre Lazarègue highlights this aspect of telework: "The remote work therefore increases the risk of cyber-attacks for businesses ». In this context, he advises several practices, to protect himself: the same way you have to wash your hands to protect yourself from coronavirus, there are good practices to protect companies from viruses computer science. ». Here are 6 practices needed for telework in all security:

1- Make sure that devices used in remote work are updated.

As you all know, updates increase the security of the devices we use. It is therefore essential to ensure that at the software level as well as at the operating system level, you have fully secured your back.

2- Regularly back up this data.

At this level too it is a classic advice. To avoid potential data loss in the event of computer attacks, it would be necessary to have the reflex to store as much information as possible on unconnected media such as external hard drives and USB sticks.

3- Always have password-protected access.

The first shield against a hacker or any other intrusive person is your passwords. As you know the idea is to have fairly strong but also confidential passwords. Passwords that will determine access to certain platforms taking into account each employee's clearances.

4- Secure your Internet network.

Is common in this case use VPNs. This, of course, not only increases security Internet exchanges, but to minimise digital traces behind you. Especially in the context of a job where data is supposed to remain confidential. And for this it is strongly discouraged to use public Wi-Fi networks. I don't think so.

5- Create a protocol way of managing e-mails.

The idea here is simple. It's from check all incoming emails. To be able to effectively filtering to rid yourself of what may pose such as letters with corrupted or potentially corrupted content Corrupt. Or letters intended to introduce a campaign of phishing, for example. Because if there is something to note, it is not essential to read all the letters. it is even recommended to get rid of these couriers that have nothing to do with work, i.e. those that have been received from unre-known or unre-known recipient  without seeking to know the content. On the other hand always carry out a second authentication of all information received supplier or partner of any kind.

6- Avoid accessing personal online profiles on your work computer tool at all costs.

Under certain conditions several people will be forced to use their personal computers for telework. Others their smartphones. Once the decision is made to use its tools in the workplace, some of the usual practices should be automatically stopped. For example, accessing your online accounts or receiving certain receipts that in most cases are sorely lacking in security. This sounds radical, but it is essential to respect this rule in order not to expose one's work.

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