Social distancing has come out to be most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which also led to #WFH (Work from Home) trend in most corporate companies. Remote working has also added cybersecurity threats. Companies are looking for the ways to protect their businesses.
According to Gartner reports, around 41% of corporate employees are expected to work at home for a certain period of time after COVID-19. Here are some of the best IoT cybersecurity tips to protect your personal and business data against security threats –
- 2-Factor Authentication
It is one of the best ways to add one or multiple layers of security whenever staff attempts to login any online service while working from home. The 2-Factor or Multi-Factor authentication should be enabled in cloud storage, email, social media, and other online assets. A lot of services also provide OTP or One Time Password, which adds another layer of security. A lot of people use Google Authenticator so workers have to use their smartphones for verification.
- VPN and Shut Down when Idle
Devices can be shut off when not in use. It can keep you assured that your device will be safe when it is left open. However, standby mode is not sufficient in some places. Users need to turn off the device to avoid risks, especially when you have a camera on your device. Many entrepreneurs use VPN for employees as it avoids a lot of trackers.
- Keep Your Devices Up-to-date
Always check for latest security patches and firmware updates rolled out by your IoT service provider in India to keep all your home electronics secured. A lot of internet-connected routers and appliances are easy targets of hackers. Routers are really very risky as hackers can control the flow of traffic and use several tactics of security breaches. Keep your firmware up-to-date to reduce the likelihood of cyber attacks.