Aftermath of Covid-19
Covid-19 has been around for a year in Singapore ever since 23 January 2020, and one of the major measures that were implemented was Work from Home (WFH). From busy streets and pathways to the dead silence of Singapore on the streets during this period, most of us are busy being buried in our computers back at home.
Despite opening up for Phase 3, there are still a handful of us still telecommuting to avoid a potential wave of cases, which has also been further advised by our Government. As data is being brought out of our companies and back to our homes, we definitely have to be wary of potential cyber threats.
Here are some tips we have that makes working from home more secure:
Beware of Unsafe Links
Technology is a great part of what we do and what we use to do what we do nowadays, yet it’s still very easy to fall for unsafe links and scams.
Check out our partner, Firewalla, for other ways to keep your data and devices secure!
Implementing an IPS (Intrusion Prevention System)
It is important for us to protect our personal assets along with the huge amount of data being brought home from our work office. It is more common to find people’s homes without or with little firewall capabilities nowadays, resulting in vulnerable data being preyed on. As an advanced firewall with a built-in intrusion prevention system, Firewalla will be able to help protect your personal and business data.
Using a VPN
Having a VPN server helps protect confidential data such as business assets. When it comes to sites or servers that are meant for internal use, employees who are not on-site will have to use their business VPN to gain access. This is definitely a lot safer compared to compromising such confidential data and assets.
The only bump about this would be when you are connected, your employer does have the access to see what you are doing or the websites you are visiting. However, it’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Take a look at the two options we suggest for securing remote access to business assets!
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