How to stay cyber-secure at home with a secure home network

Introduction: Working from home made secure

Many companies across the world have been introducing their employees to the concept of working from home. Although the COVID-19 lockdown is beginning to open up in certain areas, what is clear is that home working will continue to be a widespread option for businesses.

As a model, remote and home working was increasing in popularity even before the COVID-19 pandemic. But since the pandemic hit, home working has become mandatory in many parts of the world. A UK survey by O2 and YouGov found that nearly half the workforce think flexible working will increase during 2020, and 81% expect to continue to work from home at least one day per week going forward. With estimated savings of $4.5 trillion per year in the US by 2030, remote working is likely to continue, virus or no virus.

While we thought the perimeterless enterprise was a cybersecurity challenge, the “home satellite enterprise” is another altogether. Home working means an organization needs a robust approach to cybersecurity in order to encompass this extended work environment.

Here are some ways to make sure that your staff and your company remain cyber-secure at home, using a secure home network.

4 ways to a secure home network

With working from home, you need to think about having guardrails that fit the environment: tools, apps and services that allow for distributed home working while maintaining the same levels of security you’d expect on the business premises.

Though nothing is ever 100% secure, adding in layers of protection across the home network will help to reduce the risk of home working significantly. Here are our top tips for securing the home office.

1. Using a secure remote desktop

Creating a secure home network can be achieved using a remote desktop (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosec Resources authored by Susan Morrow. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/Vj-OnFBbWo0/