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ATS Communications Provides Cybersecurity for a Remote Workforce

June 9th, 2020 by admin

A businessman working remotely in his home office

With businesses moving to a remote workforce, they face different challenges that they didn't deal with before. One of those challenges is how to keep your network secure while operating under a remote model. Here are some recommendations to ensure your business avoids a network breach.

Be Vigilant Against Phishing Scams

Hackers have been exploiting the increase in remote work by sending out phishing emails. They have been sending out these emails posing as health or government officials to prey upon people's fear or curiosity over the coronavirus. One mistake by an employee could cause massive issues with your company.

To help with this, we offer email filtering services, which leverages more than 20 separate filters to protect against a wide range of dangers. We continually update this service so you can rest assured that you will be protected from the latest threats.

Password Strength

Making sure that your company uses strong passwords is a critical requirement to ensure your business is protected. Unfortunately, the top passwords in 2019 were '12345' and '123456' which offers little protection against a motivated scammer. A mixture of letters, numbers, and symbols and a length of at least ten characters is ideal for a strong password.

Additionally, enabling multi-factor authentication will further strengthen your protection against hackers. Multi-factor authentication adds an additional layer of protection, so if your password is compromised, your data will remain protected.

Training

Train your employees on the best practices for remaining safe. An educated workforce is an essential part of your business's defense against cyber threats. If your employees know about data security and phishing scams, they will know how to identify them and avoid any issues. We offer a web-based training solution to educate your employees, and we can help define your security policies.

Protecting your network is critically important to your business's success, and even more so now that employees are working remotely. Contact ATS Communications today to ensure your network is protected from the latest security threats.

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