Cybersecurity is the backbone of digital business transformation. Remote and hybrid work formats, electronic document management, the use of personal and work devices are just a small list of factors that create risks for various cyber threats.
If a company has not yet encountered attacks on employee credentials, corporate information, devices, or network, it is highly likely that this will happen sooner or later. But, working in the office or remotely, you can prepare for this and minimize the risks.
The 5 most common digital workplace vulnerabilities:
- Personal and corporate devices
The ability to use personal devices to work with mail, documents, video and audio calls ensures the mobility of employees. At the same time, there are big risks that the device will be lost or compromised, and passwords or personal information will be stolen.
- Unauthorized use of corporate information
Outside the office and outside the company’s network, IT administrators lose control over how corporate information— databases and personal data of employees, legal and financial statements —is used.
What email addresses do your employees send emails to? What programs are copied or installed on work computers? In which applications are working documents loaded? Can information be printed by third parties or used for illegal purposes?
- Phishing and spam attacks in mail, harmful attachments
For example, during the pandemic, when most company employees started working remotely, the level of phishing attacks increased by 667%. These are attacks when a person receives an email with seemingly safe information. It contains a link that, when clicked, takes the user to a site with malicious code that collects identification information for further use for illegal purposes.
- Dangerous and unauthorized applications installed from the application store in the phone
Free programs that we use for work are the most vulnerable. Employees install apps from the Apple Store and Google Play stores on their work devices without setting up security policies. As a result, gadgets, documents, logins and passwords from accounts can be stolen.
- Chaotic communication channels and entry points to the internal corporate network
Storage and transfer of documents to third parties through programs not authorized by the security service is one of the most common types of corporate information leakage.
These five threats open awareness of the scale of risks and consequences of cyber attacks to businesses and encourage them to implement a comprehensive security strategy. We offer our customers the Zero Trust model.
It requires strong identity verification for every person and device that tries to access resources on the network, whether they are inside or outside the network perimeter.
A fundamental area of Zero Trust protection is to quickly and accurately identify authorized users and give them proper access to the information and programs they need to get the job done. Join our webinar and we will tell you more about it.