With remote work becoming more common, there has been a rapid increase in cybersecurity incidents among small to mid-sized businesses – meaning SMBs need to take steps to guard their data, according to cybersecurity firm DIGIGUARD.Education & TrainingExcess & Surplus Lines
“Managing and monitoring work-from-home (WFH) employees includes cybersecurity risk management,” said DIGIGUARD’s Harvey Yan. “Controlling network access helps protect valuable business and customer data from cyber criminals.”
At a minimum, Yan said, SMBs should do three things to protect their systems from cyber intrusion:
Secure and update network perimeter defenses along endpoints that access the network, such as computers and mobile phones; back up and secure business data for recovery in the event of a cyberattack or system failure; train employees to recognize and avoid cyber threats like phishing attacks and malware.