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Is your work laptop secure?

Updated: May 30, 2022

Keeping your users' devices safe, whether they're working from home or in the office, should be a top issue for organisations, especially if they're connected to your corporate network.

According to new study, over a quarter of computers provided by companies do not have any security software. Research by Kaspersky revealed that 23% of PCs and 17% of laptops supplied by UK companies have no antivirus or cybersecurity software installed. Worse still, 23% of employees issued with a corporate smartphone did not have appropriate, if any, antivirus installed.

This is quite concerning, given that the majority of companies have been operating on a work-from-home basis for well over a year now.

Around 48% of the UK’s 32.9 million workers have been working remotely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, estimates TechRepublic. During this time, we have seen an increase in cyber risk leading to a dramatic increase in scams, phishing emails and more.

Throughout the pandemic, 53% of firms witnessed a rise in email phishing assaults, with almost third (30%) reporting that these phishing attacks have been more successful. Each month, organisations remediate 1185 phishing assaults, with an average of 40 per day.

Because most organisations tried to hurry their workers into working from home, those individuals' laptops may have lacked appropriate security protections.

How do your network users log in? Do you have a VPN, a Virtual Desktop or do you work via the Cloud?

In order to guarantee that they are always secured, it is necessary for all companies to install staff computers and equipment with security software. Employers must also ensure that employees know how to install or monitor the status of virus software in order to safeguard corporate information and networking on personal and business devices from home. In addition, you need to make sure your WIFI connections are secure with your users working from home - is your password safe? Have you changed the original password on your router?

Laptops aren't the only gadgets that need to be checked; 47% of personal telephones and 43% of tablets lack antivirus software.

While remote working, don't leave your users susceptible to cyberattacks - give security training, deploy anti-virus software, and make sure you have endpoint detection so you can monitor and identify any suspicious behaviour, eliminating harmful activity before a breach occurs.

How Elite Cloud Solutions can help

We can help you safeguard your data by providing the necessary tools and security solutions. We all recognise that we are living in an "unprecedented moment," but it shouldn't stop you from protecting the security of your company's data. Cyberattacks surged throughout the epidemic, and it's now a question of 'when,' not 'if,' an assault would occur.

Please contact us to give advice and support if you require help in making sure that your remote workers' gadgets are safe. If you want to discuss our safety solutions, contact one of our security specialists - click the below button to arrange a gratuitous consultation.

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