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Remote work security hazards from the 2022 year

Updated: Aug 14



With the pandemic rise in 2019, the need for remote work arose to a record level. Most companies advised employees to work from home as a preventive measure against Covid-19. Now, businesses are focusing to ensure 100% staff presence in offices but new Covid variants are a hurdle in their way. Besides the evolution of remote work requirements, cyber threats to businesses have also increased.


Organizations will need to set remote and in-office, preferences to cope with changing business ethics during a pandemic. In the past, remote work was considered a luxury but now, it has become a necessity. Cloud applications are required to give access to crucial data to employees as a measure to continue business operations.


The ransomware cyber-attacks have been among the main hurdles in implementing safe remote work ethics. Such attacks can easily affect your work systems and may result in increased downtime. Keeping this in view, you might be wondering, how to prevent ransomware attacks?


Or how to recover from a ransomware attack? Salvador solution can help you recover your work systems even if any of the hackers succeeded to bypass your ransomware shield. Our effective data backup and recovery software are specially crafted for ransomware prevention and cyber recovery.


The Great Resignation


An employee will always prefer a better opportunity to progress to the top throughout their career. The mass movement of employees is termed as The Great Resignation as the work-life balance of employees is always at stake with work from home or remote work facility.

According to research, 3 x more employees have resigned from their jobs and uploaded their data to personal apps such as Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive.


Viewing this, experts have shown serious concerns over such subconscious behavior of ex-employees as it may result in huge data vulnerability. Therefore, it’s now mandatory for businesses to have an effective cyber recovery mechanism to implement measures against data vulnerability on these apps.


Home Wi-Fi Usage Without Risking Data


The biggest disadvantage of working from home or remote work is the usage of treacherous Wi-Fi including free internet services. Such internet sources leave black holes for hackers to get access to important data through the employee.


Keeping this in view, Salvador Technologies recommends the use of the Zero Trust Security model if all employees are working from home. Organizations need to conduct internal security training to take preventive measures before they’re asked to pay ransomware for their data. Continuous efforts can help in ransomware prevention.


Shadow IT


A recent survey stated that organizations having employees between 500 and 2000 are using 805 distinct cloud applications on average. And nearly 95% of these applications are Shadow IT apps that are adopted by businesses while jeopardizing their network information.


All of these small ignorances lead to a massive gap that can be altered by hackers to seek necessary information. Most importantly, IT professionals of the organization won’t be able to monitor these blackspots to prevent malware infiltration into the company’s network.


To counter all ransomware cyber attacks, Salvador Technologies suggests its effective data backup and recovery services. Our services ensure 100% uptime of the company’s work systems and IT network. We’re offering the best protection against ransomware while minimizing the downtime of your system.


Organizations must have to implement the Cloud Data Protection service to monitor and prevent suspicious communication across the web, email, SaaS, and public cloud services. Moreover, data protection policies must be defined at different organization levels to ensure utmost safety.


Ineffective and Irregular Risk Assessments:


Continuous and periodic internal and external security checks keep network security integrated. The IT team should make a proper timetable for risk assessment of the company’s cyber security systems. Most organizations don’t prioritize the risk assessment process and often take too long to review it.


As a matter of the fact, cyber security has been evolving with each passing day. Therefore, attackers are equipped with modern tools and technology to break any cyber security protection mechanism. Constant monitoring minimizes vulnerabilities as you continue to implement effective measures depending on advanced analytics.


The advanced data analytics should provide valuable insight about threat activity, app and data activity risks, key security metrics, data protection violations, and investigation details. Most importantly, high-level management should ease users to flag any suspicious activity in the cloud.


Workload Exposure:


A recent survey told that nearly 35% of the entire workload is available on the public internet within Azure, GCP with RDP services, and AWS. It’s always suggested to utilize Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to access the network remotely.


Most importantly, an organization must need to introduce the application-specific model as the use of applications is mandatory in specific data centers and public clouds. Therefore, Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) should be used in data centers and cloud services.


ZTNA ensures advanced-level security as it authenticates the company’s device regardless of its location. Moreover, high-level security objectives can’t be achieved with VPN only.