With the work from home culture continuing to rise amid COVID-19, PureVPN stresses upon fortifying cybersecurity for remote employees as a part of its global initiative for NCSAM 2020.
Hong Kong, October 13, 2020 (Newswire.com) - PureVPN is a pioneer in the VPN industry and a proud NCSAM champion. The VPN stands steadfast in its mission to secure online users’ internet connections and provide them with reliable, fast connectivity tools.
The recent pandemic has witnessed the most extraordinary migration of remote working than ever before. Simultaneously, remote working has given birth to several cybersecurity risks that were unknown to many internet users.
While enterprises struggled to adopt remote working as the new normal, their cybersecurity knowledge and practices aren’t par with the industry standards. With little to no experience conveyed to remote employees, the fate of cybersecurity is uncertain.
As a privacy-centric company, PureVPN believes that these are the areas enterprises should focus on to improve the cybersecurity of their remote employees:
Introduce and communicate secure remote-working policies
Setting up a dedicated team that oversees issues related to remote working is essential for swift action. However, setting up is half of the answer, as these policies must be communicated to the employees for transparency.
Begin the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
A VPN provides state-of-the-art AES 256-bit encryption that secures your internet connection and activities from prying eyes. This is extremely important for organizations that share sensitive information with each other.
Labeling authorization and authentication
Only the company’s key stakeholders must be given access to critical processes. With the ease of remote access, it’s easier for authentication to go in the wrong hands.
Educating employees regarding phishing and malware acts
Cyberattacks are only increasing, and it’s expected to increase by great numbers in the coming years. Knowledge regarding social engineering attacks such as smishing, phishing, and vishing should be conveyed to employees to secure themselves better.
Securing communication and collaboration channels
As more and more communication channels popup, it’s essential to stick to those that offer reliable service and don’t record your messages and voice chat.
All in all, PureVPN is empowering remote workers to diligently carry out their activities and remain vigilant on the web at all times.