The same CyberSec at the office and at home

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It was the pandemic at first that changed the usual work situation – previously it was commuting, working in the office and coming home for most company employees. When we had to adapt to self-isolation rules, work moved to home offices, which completely changed the workflow for many companies.

As the pandemic ended, we realized that success never depended on where the work was done. Whether your office is your kitchen, your bedroom, a nearby cafe, or your actual workplace in an office building, the bottom line is that job success has nothing to do with your location.

The role of the office in the hybrid era is also changing – according to research by PwC, it now serves to collaborate with team members and build relationships. On the part of an employee, it sounds quite logical and obvious.

However, when we look at hybrid working through the eyes of an employer, things get complicated. How do you keep business devices and data protected when away from the office? How do you make sure that an employee doesn’t copy some of the company files to their own disk, or just make human error by clicking on an infected banner or accidentally downloading malware?

The corporate cybersecurity strategy must remain the same in the office and at home.

Take business cybersec home with you

When looking for cybersecurity vendors, look for features that can be offered both in the office and out of the office. For example, SafeDNS has a: AppBlocker Feature, which blocks apps and ecosystems, respectively. You might say, “but most systems have built-in apps blocking programs,” and that would be true.

Unfortunately for employers, they can be easily bypassed by simply accessing the web version of an app. The SafeDNS AppBlocker can restrict access to and around apps in all ways, such as Slack, Zoom, Dropbox and many others.

Another feature critical to efficient, flexible office/home work is roaming clients. Protecting the corporate network is one thing, and it’s a necessary layer, but installing web filtering software on devices makes the most sense when the device connects to other networks, such as the home network. DNS filtering software installed on your working device is a must as it is one of the crucial layers of cybersecurity.

Being able to see and analyze the statistics is another essential feature that any cybersec software should complement. In web filtering, statistics usually show which website categories are visited the most, and logs show a user’s actions. This helps to understand whether time-wasting or infectious sources are being visited.

General rules for all possible workplaces are keeping your passwords safe (not in a document called Passwords on your desktop) and complicated, adding email filtering to protect your inbox, antivirus software and last but not least, web content filtering.

Helps you become flexible

We know how hard it can be to balance hybrid life for you and your employees, and we’re here to help you maintain the same level of cybersec for you. We offer a 15 day free trial for you to test how filtering can protect you and your data from breaches.