Data Protection in the Times of the Coronavirus. 7 Tips on How to Share Work Safely


Data Protection in the Times of the Coronavirus

The economy is undergoing significant transformations in this time of the spread of the Coronavirus.  

Companies which haven’t cut back on their activities, have transferred work-related tasks to team members working from home. Distance management opens up unlimited possibilities and keeps the entrepreneurial environment alive. However, it also poses a wide range of risks which must be taken into account.  

Multiple Connections, Growing Risks 

The use of information technologies, distance team management and the mutual forwarding of documents pose serious risks of leakage of important data which could harm a company, even fatally, if they fall into the wrong hands.   

Unprotected technologies and team members connected in a network can endanger the company’s cybernetic safety as well as the safety of the members themselves. Therefore, data protection is more important than ever.

Tips for Protecting Data during Distant Team Cooperation: 

1. Guard Access

Pay attention to the proper setting of users’ roles and access to systems. Pay attention to the updating and accuracy of data in the Active Directory. 

2. Implement Multilevel Sign-ins

If you want to be sure that undesirable visitors are not infiltrating your network, set multilevel sign-in possibilities in corporate and communication systems. QR code generators, authentication applications and additional verification by text-message codes are effective. 

3. Protect Distance Network Connections

Protect distance connections in networks. Ensure that team members sign into system applications on safe verified networks only. 

4. Use the Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Using VPN is one of the safest ways for creating a protected flow of information. When you transfer data via the VPN connection, you eliminate any possibility of an uninvited guest gaining access to or stealing your data.

5. Encode Hardware

The equipment in which company data are held should have encoded hard discs.

In the case of notebooks, it is wise to encode not only the hard disks, but also to separate work profiles and home users. If you connect external equipment, use Device Control solutions to ensure that you have a complete overview and control of them. 

6. Install Security Software 

If you want to protect your network from infiltration and the theft of company data, it is advisable to work with active security software which actively searches for undesirable users. 

DECEUS Cyber Deception Technology is one of these solutions. This is a comprehensive and modular solution which helps to detect and identify any unauthorized presence in the network. This product, which was developed by ANASOFT, minimizes cyber-attacks on clients and their information security. It helps to identify hackers and improves overall network protection. 

7. Keep External Media under Control 

Encode external media - USB keys, external hard disks and data storage – physically or virtually. Limit the use of free mail, private storage and cloud services.