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Remote Work Cybersecurity: 8 Risks and How to Prevent Them

21st May, 2023

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In the ever-evolving digital landscape, businesses around the world have adapted to remote work. However, this flexibility comes with its share of remote access security risks. According to a report, 66% of organizations consider remote work to increase cybersecurity risks. Here, we explore eight common risks associated with remote work and how solutions like PureDome can help mitigate them.

Unsecured Networks: One major concern when employees work from home is the use of unsecured networks. These networks can be an easy target for cybercriminals, making it essential to secure remote access.

Phishing Scams: Remote workers are more susceptible to phishing attacks as they rely heavily on digital communication.

Weak Passwords: Often, the use of weak or repeated passwords can lead to security breaches.

Malware: An infected device can risk the entire network when connected remotely, leading to potential data breaches.

Data Privacy: Ensuring data privacy becomes challenging when employees access sensitive information outside of the secure office network.

Outdated Software: Using outdated software can expose vulnerabilities, making the system an easy target for hackers.