The Cybercrime Risks of Working from Home

Cybercrime and Remote Working

To curtail the coronavirus pandemic, businesses and government agencies have asked their employees to work from home in unprecedented numbers. Remote working has provided a lot of benefits for workers, but it has not come without cybercrime risks.

Because business meetings and collaborations are now happening through various messaging apps, websites, and computers outside of controlled wireless networks, the risk of exposing sensitive company data to a cyber attack has skyrocketed. 48% of malicious email attachments are disguised as office files, and Email is responsible for spreading a whopping 92% of all malware ¹.

Their methods have gotten more sophisticated in recent years, using social engineering techniques to give workers instructions that trick them into providing sensitive business and financial information. Whatsmore, any employee may open a malicious email attachment embedded with software or contents that threaten cybersecurity.

Here are some key ways our cybersecurity and cyber liability packages help your business stay safe:

Ensure that all pieces of IT Equipment are secured

Your data security is only as strong as your employee’s device security. Our cyber liability insurance plans include a full suite of security apps to protect your devices, and other services, including:

  • 24/7 security monitoring
  • automated threat and intelligence alerts
  • DDoS mitigation
  • security benchmarking
  • anti-virus and ransomware protection
  • patch reminders and more.

Train your employees on necessary cybersecurity measures

Ensuring your team members follow best practices is another critical step in safeguarding your business against cyberattacks. Our plans include training for your employees so that in addition to keeping their devices safe, they can also learn to spot suspicious messages and how to seek assistance whenever they suspect there has been a breach.

Get Cyber Liability Coverage

Another vital step towards securing your organization against cyberattacks is obtaining Cyber Liability Insurance. As a business owner or top organization executive, it is your responsibility to ensure that all your business data and sensitive information are insured against cyber-attacks.

Contact us now to learn how you can keep your business and organization safe against cybercrime and why you need cyber liability insurance now, or get a cyber liability insurance quote now in just a few minutes:

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Source:

https://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/business/tech-innovation-work-from-home-securely/