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How To Ensure Safety While Working Remotely

How To Ensure Safety While Working Remotely

Tips On Working Remotely From Home

During this time of the pandemic, most people worldwide are working from home to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Employees don’t need to travel to their office premises anymore; instead they work from home. Today we’re going to discuss working from home, remote working tips, and working remotely. 

Remote Working Tips 

As most of us are working from home now, there are few remote working practices that will make your work much more efficient and safe. Here are a few tips on how to work remotely: 

Invest In Reliable Tech 

Apart from having a good internet connection, you should also have good tech in your hands. For example good noise cancellation headphones for a hassle-free work environment or a wireless mouse and keyboard. 

Designate a Workspace 

Set up a specific area in your home for your work. This way allow you to focus better. This could be any part of your home where you will not be disturbed during your work hours. 

Maintain a Consistent Routine 

Set up a work schedule for yourself. Wake up and go to sleep at specific times every day. This will keep your time table organized and will make time management easier. 

Over Communicate 

Since you’re not working from your office anymore, you need to communicate with your co-workers and managers regularly using various tools to get information about work and to know what is expected from you. 

Take Breaks 

In your office, you may have routinely dropped by your co-worker’s desk for a quick chat or a coffee break. While working remotely there’s no reason why you should stop doing the same. Take a break at times to keep your mind refreshed and remain productive. 

Challenges in Maintaining Cybersecurity 

While working from home you need to keep your security on check since you’re no longer connected to a secure network.  Here are a few challenges to tackle to maintain your cybersecurity: 

Unsafe WiFi networks 

Working from home, we use our home wireless network or any other WiFi. These are not secure or well protected. Attackers can easily bypass security and acquire your sensitive information. This is especially a major issue for IT workers’ network security. 

Information technology security 

Some home workers use their personal devices for work. All their work-related and personal information are present in such devices. A hacker can now gain access to both their work-related and personal information. 

Apps used for video conferencing 

The apps we use may not be secure either. Lately, there have been increasing security concerns with the use of “Zoom”, a video conferencing app. 

Control Measures While Working from Home 

A few measures to ensure order among employees during the work–from–home phase and increase productivity are as follows:  

Balance Flexibility And Structure 

Determine when and the number of hours your employees need to work. 

Avoid Micromanaging 

Trust your team and avoid excessive instruction every moment of the day.  Instead, seek to inspire your team and hold meetings at a reasonable frequency when needed.  

Set Clear Expectations 

Provide your employees with adequate instruction and information on the tasks assigned to them and what the final deliverables should be.   

Invest In Up-To-Date Technology 

Use the latest technologies to manage your employees and work. 

Work from Home in Cybersecurity 

There are multiple opportunities to work from home in the cybersecurity field.  A few of those opportunities exist in: 

  1. Demakis Technologies 
  2. Cybersecurity research 
  3. Security consultancy 
  4. Audits 
  5. Penetration testing 
  6. IAM analysis 
  7. Security architecture etc 

As cybercrime is increasing every day, there is also an increase in the demand for professionals who can protect companys’ digital space. There are abundant opportunities for working from home in cybersecurity. 

Conclusion: 

While working from home, it is crucial to keep your security on check to avoid undesirable situations. Follow the above remote working tips, practices, and consider the challenges in cybersecurity to enjoy a secure workspace! 

If you’d like to learn more about securing your home workspace and security, contact us here at Demakis Technologies.

Top 3 Critical Threats To Cloud Cybersecurity

Top 3 Critical Threats To Cloud Cybersecurity

How It Impacts Your Business

What is “The Cloud”? 

The Cloud is an internet-based remote server used to store data safely away from local potential physical disasters.  Simply put, the Cloud is another computer, only that it has a massive amount of storage space available to save a company’s data.  It not only saves files but also software, applications, and pretty much anything else.  Because of the efficiency in the cloud, it is generally one of the best ways to store sensitive data.  But just because it’s remote, doesn’t mean cloud cybersecurity issues don’t exist.

Today I’m going to be discussing cloud cybersecurity and the best methods for data protection.  So, if you’ve wondered how companies protect their data, keep reading. 

The 3 Core Threats 

There are 3 core threats in using the Cloud. 

1. The first threat is Compromised Accounts.  A person who compromises an account is someone who can pretend to be one of the company’s employees by gaining access to their username and password. They can pretty much “be that person” and act on their behalf without the person knowing.

The tool we use here at Demakis Technologies to help prevent accounts from being compromised is called UEBA which stands for “Users and Entity Behavior Analytics”.  UEBA allows us to understand the behavioral patterns of users. We can detect peculiar behavior.  An example of this is if we were to notice a user with the same credentials accessing an account from three different countries all at the same time which would be indicative of a probable account compromise.  Another example is if a sales user was accessing his or her CRM application and we see a massive number of export downloads.  This would be a very likely indication of malicious behavior.  We would be able to detect scenarios like that with the use of UEBA.   

2. The second threat is Cloud Native Malware.  This is not a traditional antivirus kind of malware; this is a new type.  This type of malware, for example, would grant access to an application through Google credentials allowing it to have access to your Google information which could be malicious.  There could be malware apps that pretend to be a different application that when granted access, now suddenly get a trail directly back to your entire information.   

The technology we use to prevent this kind of attack is an Application Firewall.  It allows us to have the visibility to discover those applications that are “off-network” and in a cloud-to-cloud network base that are not the typical applications, but ones that are of great concern.

3. The third threat is Data Breaches which involve the intentional or unintentional release of confidential information to unauthorized persons.  Confidential information could be a combination of personally identifiable information (PII) with payment credit card information (PCI) and intellectual property.  The potential dissemination of this combination of data can be extremely risky and destructive to a company if breached. 

That’s why it’s so important for companies to ensure they have visibility into data breaches as well as potential oversharing in their organization; either internally, through people inside their organization or externally. 

How We Can Help You  

At Demakis Technologies  the tool/process we use to protect our clients’ confidential information from being overshared is Cloud DLP (data loss prevention).  This data protection method allows us to prevent potential hazards from becoming a problem.   

But you shouldn’t need to stress out about guarding your critical business data against these and other threats.  That’s the job of IT professionals.  We have the strategic knowledge, skills, experience, and technologies to deploy to better protect your company’s critical data in Cloud and the cloud cybersecurity.  We know how to secure your company data

Allow us here at Demakis Technologies to comprehensively manage and guard your sensitive information so you have the peace of mind to better invest your time into your company.