How to prevent a computer attack in telework?

Como evitar um ataque informático em teletrabalho?

The new coronavirus has forced many companies to adopt teleworking. However, working this way is a challenge for organizations. Human error is a major contributor to most computer attacks worldwide, as many employees are careless in the way they deal with business information. Working from home, the risk of third parties accessing your organization’s data and devices increases, putting your security at risk. In today’s article, we leave the best practices so that you can avoid a computer attack on telework!

Do not disclose private information to anyone

Although you are working in your home environment, you must maintain all good practices with regard to data privacy. For this reason, you may not, at any time, disclose confidential information or personal data of third parties with members of your family. Do not share confidential images of your work with anyone.

Be careful with dangerous information

The coronavirus generates a lot of information and most of it is dangerous and false! Fake news spreads at a chilling speed and often comes in the form of an email that contains material that is dangerous for our operating system. Do not open emails from unknown senders or download coronavirus applications that are not recommended by WHO and DGS.

Connect to the company via VPN

This is the safest way to connect to your work environment and your company’s private data. Connecting via VPN allows the user to browse websites securely and privately. VPN connections are increasingly used, as they allow remote access to local files and are a safe way to browse through public Wi-Fi networks.

Have a backup and disaster recovery policy

The backup does not solve the problem of the computer attack, but it does guarantee that it is easier to recover after the company suffers one. Backup copies should be made daily and it is advisable to store them on an external server, preferably on the Cloud, due to the lower costs and the enhanced security that this form of storage offers. It is also advisable to use a disaster recovery service, a very complete solution that, in addition to copying the data, also guarantees its efficient restoration in the event of natural disasters or infrastructure failures. This type of solutions has the main objective of eliminating (or at least minimizing on a large scale) a company’s downtime due to failures. RAAS is a disaster recovery service fully managed by a specialized team and gives you the possibility to recover a virtual server in seconds.

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