We all are having a hard time. Nobody is spared the effect of Covid-19. Social and business interactions are under a huge impact. Everybody is under sheer pressure be it small industries or IT industries.
Most of the sectors closed by their wishes or were forced to close down because of the coronavirus. Employees were directed to work from home. Needless to say, this created a huge surge in telework that led to unmatched stress on corporate IT configuration.
As soon as an unexpected number of devices connected to the corporate networks, VPNs, and firewalls, the performance was seen affected. This happened because the system was not designed to handle so much network pressure.
Well, then the endpoint security was the target. People handling Remote Work focused on their work productiveness rather than security. They are bypassing the VPNs to access cloud services. This is indeed a worrisome situation because most of the employees use their personal devices while working that lack security control.
A small mistake like even a single wrong click can infect the entire organization”s network. Actually these devices have limited access to the protection against the remote threats, which lead to the vulnerability of malware. Some strong security measures are required here. Companies should look into this.
Well, we suggest a few tips to ensure the Cyber Security of remote workers.
- Examine endpoints – it is very important to evaluate the position of all endpoints that are a bridge to corporate network computing. This will ensure the organization to regulate whether each endpoint that is seeking to access internal resources are up to security requirements. It should have the capability to trace and implement a policy of all devices while offering them easy user signing in and signing out.
- Grip the cloud – as we know MFA (multi-factor authentication) is provided by a cloud that offers security to the home-based workers. Like network segmentation, network firewall, threat management, antivirus, anti-spyware, etc. here you can get multiple features like file auditing and blocking, global bans on all communications. So, get hold over it.
- Keeping an eye on the traffic – an organization should always keep analyzing network and application traffic. It can save its network against malware threats and DDoS (denial of service attacks). Application surface attacks generally utilize specific vulnerabilities in an app or agreement. web servers are generally the attacker’s most easy targets, and for the rest, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) voice services and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) activities. Protection against these surface attacks, an organization needs ZT (zero trusts) architecture that takes all devices as threats until and unless they are genuine, examined, and fulfil all security norms. ZT can be applied to any amalgam of host and host groups.
- Detention of doubtful hosts – To minimize the risk of malware spreading side to side, organizations should have the power to detain or isolate doubtful or known-infected hosts. One of the easiest ways to do this is through endpoint agents, which can recognize and detain malware threats immediately. They also authorize ZT security enforcement to make sure devices are upto policy demand before being allowed to access IT resources.
- Install endpoint protection – the remote employees need extra protection against malware than just an antivirus. So installation of MFA makes the security better. It ensures the genuinity of the user. EDR keeps observing the devices and blocks any kind of malware threats. In the end, data should be encrypted.
The coronavirus has kept the world to halt. The network is under pressure like never before. All kinds of activities have turned online. Equally the chances of cybercrime have enhanced. Not only remote worker’s devices but our devices are too at risk. At this time of the pandemic, we should be extra cautious. Never click on an unknown link. Increase your password security. Install security apps. A cybersecurity engineer helps you to remain protected. Keep checking your files regularly. Be vigilant.