The Hidden Risk Of Working From Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen many employees across the world transitioning to remote working. Whether lockdown continues for weeks or months, the health crisis has highlighted just how important the role of technology is in successfully managing a remote workforce.

For many, the transition hasn’t been easy. Some have struggled with mastering Zoom calls. Others have expressed frustration in having to work alongside their partners all day. From establishing productive routines to setting up an ideal working space, there are a lot of things to think about when it comes to remote working. One thing that everyone should be taking the time to consider is the security risks of working from home.

Already, there have been reports ofcybercriminals capitalizing on the pandemicwith hacks, phishing scams, and malware. The increased number of people working from home presents a wider range of targets using networks and security systems that aren’t as robust as you’d usually find in an office setting.

Unchecked, this poses a huge data and cybersecurity threat to your organisation. Luckily, there are plenty of steps that you and your team members can take to protect your data and ensure your information, communication and data remains secure and safe from online predators.

Our friends and cybersecurity experts at InfoTrust have put together a handy list of5 Recommendations for Maintaining Business Continuity with Remote Working.The list covers work from home policies, technology and equipment, and, of course, cybersecurity precautions and is a great resource for any business currently managing remote employees.

One of the most convenient and easy to use tools for remote teams is cloud-based applications. These allow your employees to work from any location that has internet access, sharing and storing digital assets and working collaboratively. In short, they’re applications that allow you to work safely, securely and remotely.

One benefit that shouldn’t be overlooked is the convenience factor. Cloud-based applications remove a lot of the hassles of remote working for you and your employees. Perhaps best of all, they require very little setup with zero downtime, allowing employees to seamlessly transition to remote working. With a reliable server and fast performance, there’s little need for IT support.

From a security perspective, cloud-based data eliminates the risk that comes with stolen or lost USBs or harddrives. Many come reinforced with extensive security measures to protect your data while minimising the effort required from the user.

Acorn LMS is a cloud-based platform that allows you to work safely, securly and remotely. It provides a secure communication channel that uses strong, common-sense precautions like enformed strong passwords and robust data security. Whether your team is using lockdown to further their professional development, or simply continuing their planned training courses, Acorn LMS provides a secure and convenient solution to remote elearning.

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