Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Employees who work from home should use a virtual private network (VPN). Many people are aware that using a VPN allows them to bypass geographic restrictions on streaming sites and other content that is specific to a particular location. However, a VPN serves another important purpose: it improves online privacy. All of your internet traffic is encrypted with a VPN, making it unreadable to anyone who intercepts it. Ensure that employees only use the VPN when working and accessing company information systems from a remote location.
Boost the Security of Your Home Router
If you work remotely even one or two days a week, you should make your home router and the Wi-Fi network it manages more secure. Create a strong password for your Wi-Fi network to begin. Accepting the automatic password that came with your router is not a good idea. Change the SSID of your Wi-Fi network as well. Your wireless network’s name is that. Hackers and cybercriminals will have a harder time identifying and gaining access to your home’s Wi-Fi network if you change the name. You should also ensure that your Wi-Fi network is secured using network encryption.
When an employee’s credentials are leaked in a data breach, having strong passwords isn’t always enough. Two-factor authentication, also known as two-step verification, adds an extra layer of security to an employee’s account. An additional step could be a confirmation email or text message, or a biometric method like facial recognition or a fingerprint scan.