With an increased number of people working remotely during the pandemic, the cyber risks have also increased. Far more people are concerned about their ability to defend against cyber attacks right now as compared to before the pandemic. This Forbes article provides 6 tips for safely working from home. I recommend this quick read and suggest you give special attention to the recommendation not to turn off your VPN. Even before the pandemic, people working from home would complain about using a VPN. There is no doubt that VPNs can slow things down, often considerably. However, the extra security of a VPN far outweighs the inconvenience of not being able to open an email attachment quickly. Use of a VPN while working remotely should be part of your cybersecurity policy, and it should be enforced.
As always, if you have questions about your cybersecurity policy or incident response plan, feel free to contact us.