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5 Remote Work Security Mistakes that Create Cyber Risks

Human error is high on the list of what causes a security breach.

Edward Gately

March 29, 2021

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Remote work security remains a challenge as many employees plan to continue working from home, even after the COVID-19 pandemic.

What remote work security challenges do businesses face while working virtually? eFileCabinet offers five security mistakes businesses are making with remote work.

A security breach can bring down a global business without hesitation. So when companies have employees spread over a wide area, it’s even more essential to set up proper security measures.

Andreas Rivera is a marketing content writer for eFileCabinet. He said falling back on endpoint security to take care of all attempts at causing harm is a big mistake.

Phishing with spoofed email addresses is one of the biggest causes of fraud and unauthorized access to business’ networks,” he said. Train employees to “look out for the signs of fraud,” he added.

Organizations are rethinking their IT environments to account for employees connecting from home networks with a variety of devices, Rivera said.

Endpoint security is becoming more complicated and criminals are getting more creative with how they can defraud companies and their employees,” he said.

You can avoid many mistakes with common-sense security awareness, Rivera said. That includes looking for signs of attempted fraud and instituting strong authentication practices such as multifactor authentication (MFA).

These are practices that have minimal impact on productivity, he said. However, they go a long way toward protecting businesses and their employees, he said.

Scroll through our slideshow above for five remote work mistakes that are putting organizations at risk.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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