Our guide to working from home securely during the COVID-19 pandemic
As the UK enters its third lockdown and the majority of employees are now working from home full
time, it’s never been more important to ensure your business and data are secure.
Following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses across the UK had to adapt to working
remotely. But what many companies may not know is that working from home can increase the risk
Let’s take a closer look at some of the best ways you can ensure that your company is kept secure
when you are working from home during the pandemic.
Install anti-virus software on all devices
If your business hasn’t updated all workforce devices with anti-virus software, do it now! Without
strong security solutions, which the company office probably has, your data is at risk of being stolen
by hackers. That’s why it’s hugely important to install the best anti-virus software you can afford and
roll it out to employee’s devices.
Most devices will have a built-in firewall, however, you will also need to check that your employee’s
devices have enabled them.
Always use strong, unique passwords
One of the most straight forward ways to ensure your business stays secure whilst working from
home is to always use strong passwords. They should be comprised of a collection of uppercase and
lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.
Your passwords should also be unique to each account. You should never use the same password for
multiple accounts, as if it is ever breached, your data is at risk of being stolen from a number of
sources, rather than just one.
If you ever have trouble remembering your passwords, there are online tools such as Last Pass which
securely keep a log of passwords.
Update router login details
Alongside having strong and unique passwords for your online accounts, it’s also good practice to
update your router login details. Default login details for routers can be easily accessed online by
hackers and used to take contro