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keep remote staff safe from cyber attack

As the vast majority of companies worldwide have been forced to provide remote staff work due to COVID-19 it is essential to ensure your business operation stays safe and secure from anywhere, always. Beyond COVID-19 your business may also plan to provide more flexibility towards remote staffing solutions due to the cost effectiveness, convenience and global staffing availability.

Being ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certified, Outsourced provides the highest quality remote staffing services and follows the best security practices to ensure our Clients’ data is protected at all times.

Here are 10 cyber security tips for every remote user;

  1. Think before you click. Be sure to only click links from trusted senders. Malicious links can disrupt computer operations, get your personal information or even control your device entirely.
  2. Up-to-date anti-virus. Have an antivirus installed in your device and constantly update it. Scan your computers frequently for protection.
  3. Secure with passwords. Use strong passwords and change it regularly. Do not use the same password on different accounts. It is essential to keep hackers away from your data.
  4. Back-up files. Make it a habit to back-up your files either on physical location or on cloud, especially critical data. If unfortunately, hackers get the chance to erase your files, you can at least recover them.
  5. Beware of phishing. Be vigilant to identify fraudulent emails and messages that appear to come from popular websites or from sites that you trust. Pay attention to the URL of a website and never respond to requests for personal or sensitive information via email.
  6. Don’t use public Wi-Fi. Refrain from using public Wi-Fi without going through a Virtual Private Network (VPN). The VPN uses encryption and other security tools to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and the data cannot be intercepted.
  7. Be careful on what to share on social media. Whether you are using a personal or work account, cyber criminals can gain insights on sensitive information from public websites.
  8. Safe keep your device. Never leave your computer unattended especially in public areas. Do not share your credentials or computer to anyone. Always take caution when using your computer to keep it in its best working condition.
  9. Gain more cyber security knowledge. Attend online training and seminars about cyber-attacks and security to learn new preventive and defensive ways in protecting data information. Stay up to date.
  10. Maintain 24/7 IT support. It Is important that staff are aware of the hotlines they can contact whenever a threat is suspected to guide and assist in their proper response actions.

To learn more about remote staffing in the Philippines or how to keep your remote staff secure from cyber threats simply contact us. Your business is secure with Outsourced.