How Cybercriminals are Capitalising on Remote Working

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Recently, the amount of individuals working from home has seen an all-time high, but the number of those who do not have the correct security software implemented is staggering. This has led to a huge increase in cybercriminals attempting to perform attacks by exploiting charity’s remote login credentials and yours could be next!

Cybercriminals are able to find out your login credentials within a matter of seconds, whether they are phished, guessed or otherwise stolen. Hackers look to infiltrate chartiy’s networks to gain access to confidential information, or as a means of infiltrating the network to deploy ransomware attacks.

A quarter of charities (26%) have reported that their organisation has experienced a form of cybersecurity attack within the last 12 months. Within this 26%, most charities are experiencing these issues at least once a week!

However, there are several actions that your organisation can take to make it much more difficult for cybercriminals to successfully gain your login credentials and gain access to your network.

How to prevent cybercriminals from targeting you whilst remote working –

Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication adds an extra layer of security which requires the user to prove their identity. You would also be notified if someone else tries to log in to your account, meaning it will prevent someone external gaining access to your account.

In addition to passwords, users are expected to acknowledge a phone call/text message or mobile app notification to complete the verification process.

Anti-Virus & Malware Protection

Sophos Endpoint blocks malware and infections by identifying and preventing behaviours used in almost every exploit.

Sophos connect the dots so your data is protected, resulting in your laptop not being infected and allows for better protection against data breaches.​ Sophos Endpoint Protection is continually tuned to give it’s users the best performance. The lightweight agent will keep you secure whilst not slowing down your hardware.

Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based management solution that provides additional security, compliance and user benefits for mobile devices.

With InTune you can centrally manage device security and policies. Windows and approved software updates can be centrally managed and auto-applied to devices using Intune.

You also have the chance to automatically implement our remote support software at Premier Choice Internet onto your laptop, so if you ever have any troubles we’re here to help!

Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory is a fully managed service from Microsoft that provides same sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect users from 99.9% of cybersecurity attacks.

Azure is Cloud-based meaning it is available anywhere for your laptop, it also centralises password changes and facilitates user blocking.

Ransomware Protection

Ransomware is the number one method that cybercriminals use to attack businesses today. It encrypts your files and holds them hostage until the ransom is paid, causing massive disruption to business productivity.

Sophos Intercept X features CryptoGuard, this prevents the malicious spontaneous encryption of data by ransomware—even trusted files that have been hijacked.

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