HOW TO ENHANCE CYBERSECURITY AS YOUR OFFICE REOPENS

How to enhance office cyber security, protect your office from ransomware

Whether you’re preparing to begin calling employees back on-site next week or next year, here are some tips to ensure a secure return to work.


1. Ensure Devices are updated with the latest patches, 60% of data breaches are from a result to apply a security patch.

2. Refresh cybersecurity training, 43% of employees lack of cybersecurity training.

3. Validate devices as employees return to the office. 72% of organisations are evaluating a Zero Trust model to ensure user, devices and infrastructure verification.

4. Reevaluate cybersecurity policies. 98% of CISOs/CIOs are planning shifts in cyber strategy in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

5. Plam for a long-term remote work strategy to protect your business from Ransomware. 71% of security professionals have reported increased security threats or attacks over the past year.


Sanitize work computers and devices with appropriate cleaners to ensure they are virus free. Develop a designating “staging area” at the office entrance where employees can sanitize devices they are bringing from home.

Mandate password changes. In the event an employee was the victim of a phishing scam, mandate password changes for all devices and access to company networks. This also includes your third-party suppliers.

Do not allow personal devices to be used in the office, transfer all data to a company managed device. Personal devices, not part of your managed network of devices cannot be brought back on the corporate network as a precaution for possible malware that could be used by cybercriminals to access corporate networks.

Scan all computers and mobile devices for unauthorized apps and software. Employees had to take matters into their own hands to find productive ways to work remotely. Some of the approaches employees used involved adding apps and programs to their computers and mobile devices. To ensure network security, these apps and programs must be validated by corporate IT or removed before allowing access to corporate networks.

Run endpoint detection scans on all returning devices not utilizing corporate cybersecurity software protection during remote working time. Endpoint devices are often the focus of cybercriminals so it is very important for IT teams conduct endpoint scans of all corporate and personal employee devices that will be brought back on to the corporate network.




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