Danielle Cerny, Sharp – If you think about your day, you do a lot to ensure the security of your person and your belongings. Leaving the house? Lock the doors and windows, possibly set the security system. Leaving your car? Always make sure to hear that beep as you walk away clicking the lock button on your keypad. Going into the office? Probably need that key fob to get into the building. These actions are so simple that we sometimes don’t even realize we’re doing them – and that’s how simple securing your company’s data from cybercriminals should be.
The last year has set and broken records in terms of data breaches. Since the pandemic began, the FBI reported a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes. On top of taking advantage of a disruption in society, hackers also took advantage of work-from-home employees. The quick shift from the office to working at the kitchen counter left no time for addressing cybersecurity concerns. In fact, remote workers have caused a security breach in 20% of organizations. Let’s face it. It is now more important than ever to make sure that wherever your employees are working from, they are keeping your company data secure.