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Teleworking is on the rise. But beyond its many practical aspects, what about IT security?
Some tips and points of vigilance to avoid pitfalls.
Teleworking is attracting more and more employees in the private sector. Nevertheless,
working from home inevitably raises the question of computer security. To avoid any danger,
here are some cybersecurity measures to put in place for your teleworking employees.
Teleworking and cybersecurity: challenges to be met
The many advantages offered by working from home are actually tending to attract more and
more workers. However, computer security issues still contribute to fuelling employers'
reluctance to work from home.
To fully exploit the advantages of teleworking, it is therefore necessary to take the appropriate
measures to best secure the data and anticipate the risks of cyberattacks. Ultimately, the
challenge is to secure the workstations of teleworkers as well as the workstations installed in
the company's premises.
In the office as in telework, priority to secure networks.
Although working from home is in a familiar environment, it is essential to pass work data
through secure virtual private networks (VPN). VPN networks are designed to connect
company computers directly to those of teleworkers. This precaution prevents data from being
directly intercepted as is the case on unprotected internet networks.
In addition, the computers of teleworkers must benefit from the same protection measures as
those of the company's IT equipment, with antivirus software and other threat detection tools.
Use a single, secure terminal for professional activities
To avoid risks in terms of IT security, it is essential that your employees work on their
professional terminals, previously validated by your service provider or IT department. Indeed,
the multiplication of non-compliant terminals in terms of security to access professional data
increases the risk of cyber-attacks.
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