Remote working creates challenges for IT services and cyber security as many working away from the office can often be without the data and network protection they may have at work.
According to the UK’s Federation of Small Businesses, smaller enterprises are collectively subject to almost 10,000 cyber-attacks a day. One in five small firms say they’ve suffered a cyberattack in the last two years. What’s more, the annual cost of such IT security attacks to the small business community is estimated to be £4.5 billion.
To help businesses stay secure as they operate non-uniform working models, Charlie Acfield, Technical IT Director at IT support experts, Totality Services has shared the most prominent cybersecurity risks that companies face and tips on how to mitigate them.
Tips to migrate the risks:
As with securing all environments, a layered approach should be taken that builds up protection from the data source through to the endpoint where possible.
Charlie added, “traditionally when company systems were only used and accessed in the office, the risks were more straightforward to mitigate as control was possible over the entire IT stack. With the change to more remote and flexible work practices, technology can help by protecting the methods of data access as well as the endpoints themselves, whether they be company-owned, personal (BYOD) or mobiles.”