5 Tips To Be Successful While Working From Home


The New Normal – Work From Home

Working from home has become the new normal. Millions of workers across the United States have made home their new office space during the pandemic. The allure of working in your pjs and on the couch has been a welcomed thought prior to COVID-19. However, don’t get too comfortable with business work hardware. We continue to communicate to customers to maintain a high level of awareness, practice cybersecurity, and maintain an efficient workflow.

As all of us navigate through the epidemic, we have used technology to maintain a productive environment. Not only for us, but for our customers. We’ve adapted to telework and utilized different tools for an efficient remote work flow. We will share 5 tips on how to work from home successfully.

This Is How Businesses Are Working From Home


The Future of Telework

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic will forever change the way businesses operate. For instance, organizations will continue to work from home the remaining 2020 year. Additionally, corporations may come to the realization certain departments may not need office space, therefore, can remain working from home. As a result working remotely prevents workers utilizing everyday tools to perform day-to-day tasks. However, there are multiple applications organizations can use to help keep productivity moving. Here’s a list of essential tools to help keep all users working efficiently in a new world of normal.

Millions of Americans Are Working From Home – Are There Any Security Risks?


Fast Facts

  • 71% of security professionals reported an increase in security threats or attacks since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The leading threat cited was phishing attempts (55%), followed by malicious websites claiming to offer information or advice about the pandemic (32%), and increases in malware (28%) and ransomware (19%).
  • 61% of respondents were concerned about the security risks of having to make rapid changes to enable remote working.
  • 55% believe that remote access security needs improvements.

MSSP Alert

The new work normal

Millions of Americans are in an unprecedented situation. Specifically, Californians have been ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we normalize working from home – the thought of cybersecurity comes to mind. For example a change in routine can create new opportunities for more relaxed habits. We’ll elaborate. As workers increasingly log on from home, employees are having to merge personal technology with business devices. For employers, the concern isn’t about capacity, but about workers introducing new potential vulnerabilities into their routine — whether that’s weak passwords on personal computers, poorly secured home WiFi routers, or a family member’s device passing along a computer virus.

To point out another example, imagine a kid’s device infects the network. The same network the work from home employee is working on. Unbeknownst to the employee – the workstation has exponentially become vulnerable to whatever malicious software is on the network. As routines change, companies adjusting to remote work, and businesses testing their security systems, organizations may be a security risk.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): 3 Scams To Watch Out For


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cybercriminals are exploiting the current coronavirus public health scare with malicious cyber tactics. The World Health Organization (WHO), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have all issued warnings in recent weeks about the uptick in criminal scams tied to the coronavirus.

As the coronavirus news continues to spread throughout the world, scammers will amplify their efforts. Stay informed as to not fall to any unusual requests made by suspicious individuals. There are countless ways for scammers to exploit fear in order to steal money and compromise businesses.

We focus on 3 scams to help educate businesses.

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) & How It Works


Here’s an example of what multi-factor authentication (MFA) is not. For instance, you head to your online bank account to login. Entering the username and password into the designated fields and click on login. From here, you’ve gained access to your bank information. Easy peasy and you go about your business. Wait one second! If you’re one of the 54% of consumers who use five or fewer passwords for all of your online accounts, you could be setting yourself up for failure.

Recycling passwords is a big no-no. We highly advise coming up with unique passwords for all digital channels. We published a blog post discussing the importance of unique passwords and why using the same password is bad.

Let’s dive right in and discuss the benefits of multi-factor authentication.