In the past year, remote work has become the norm for many companies. However, the new flexible approach to work leaves many employees open to cyberattacks. Cybercriminals target the vulnerable for their private information and confidential client data. The most popular cyber-attacks consist of scam emails that get employees to transfer money into an illegitimate account.
In 2020, the number of cyberattacks increased considerably as more businesses moved to remote working. Remote teams began to send more confidential data and information over technology, making it easier for cybercriminals to exploit them. A healthy measure of security and protection can improve the digital safety of regional or international employees.
Sheila Pancholi, from RSM Global, said: “Anytime an organisation cannot fully control the access points its workers are using to connect to data and networks, they are left open to vulnerabilities.
She continued, “Most of us are relying on home network infrastructure and personal devices. In many cases, the security measures at these access points are woefully insufficient.
“Security on these networks and devices is likely not as robust as it would be in an office-based infrastructure.”
Fortunately, cybersecurity can help keep your organisation safe from cyber-attacks and prevent any detrimental consequences. Cybersecurity aims to protect confidential information, data integrity and availability. Companies should urgently implement cybersecurity software and educate their employees on things to watch out for. Without a secure infrastructure, your company will likely experience an extremely damaging cyberattack.
Here are a few of the advantages of fighting cybercrime and how you can implement it safely.
Protects your personal information
Most of our personal information is stored digitally these days. For business owners, that includes everything from your financial accounts to employee home addresses. Cybersecurity can protect your company from viruses that seek personal information from you, your clients and employees. Cybercriminals can sell this information to earn money and cause irreversible damage to your company’s reputation. Investors are less likely to work with you if their private information is at risk.
It gives your employees peace of mind
Your team will work far more productively if they feel safe and secure in the digital world. Without cybersecurity, your employees will be concerned about cyber-attacks and whether they can send confidential files over technology. This will slow down your business processes and increase the stress levels of your team.
Viruses can also slow down your computer’s processing speed, making productive work much harder to achieve.
Stops your website from failing
Your company website is the face of your brand and often used to sell products, engage with customers and attract clients. Cybercriminals can shut down your website, forcing you to lose revenue and your trustworthy reputation. Cybersecurity will protect your company website and all of the private information stored within it.
Cybersecurity is an absolute necessity for businesses in 2021 – especially with the increase in remote working practices. Viruses can cause severe damage to your company’s reputation and finances. Instead of waiting for the next cyber-attack, invest in cybersecurity to prevent any damages from occurring. A cyber-attack will cost you much more money and time than fighting cybercrime with good cybersecurity software.