Cybersecurity during lockdown
Whilst we are still in lockdown, cybersecurity of your devices is now more important than ever to keep your data and private information secure. It is likely that your work has provided you with a secure VPN to access the companies network, but how secure are your personal files and information?
A great way to add an extra layer of security is through implementing a multi-factor authentication system within your device. The idea of this is to prove your identity before being granted access to your device e.g., provide a text code or speak to a representative to complete the verification process. Most systems that incorporate a multi-factor authentication will notify you if there has been any suspicious activity or attempts of gaining access to your accounts.
Antivirus, Malware & Ransomware Protection
This software will identify and block any suspicious files and malware that is likely to infect your device. This ensures that your data is protected against any possible data breaches. A lot of hackers try to make attempts at businesses in particular to steal and encrypt files in exchange for a ransom / payment. This type of vicious act causes huge disruptions and stress which affects a businesses productivity and focus. Using a software that prevents your devices from being infected and breached by these malicious attacks and viruses will ensure that your data is kept safe whilst working from home.
Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based software management solution that aims to provide security and compliance for your devices, including mobile. A huge benefit of Microsoft Intune is that you are able to centrally manage your device security and policies. In addition, you are able to manage your software updates and auto-apply them to each of your devices. This is a great solution to keeping all of your personal information on each of your different devices secure and protected against cyber-crime (1).
Azure Activity Directory
Azure Active Directory is a Microsoft fully managed service that provides your devices with single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to ensure that you are 99.9% protected against any potential cybersecurity attacks. Hacking of devices and stealing or encrypting information has significantly increased ever since remote working became somewhat of a norm. These individuals are taking advantage of vulnerable users which is why it is so important to keep your devices safe no matter where you are.
A huge benefit of Azure Active Directory is that it is also cloud based meaning that you are able to access it anywhere for your device and it also permits user-blocking.
If you wish to speak to one of our IT specialists about how we can help keep your devices safe whilst working from home, please call Solutions4IT on 0121 289 4477 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org