During the past month, many organizations have learned a lot about remote working. Working from home became the “new normal” due to COVID-19 and companies nationwide had to adapt their business operations and processes overnight. In a survey conducted by CNBC, nearly 85% of senior technology executives said at least half of their workforces are working from home. The same survey showed that 25% of organizations are now entirely remote, and more are moving in that direction.
Since remote working employees use online collaboration tools to remain in contact with team members and customers, cyber threats have increased as online criminals try to capitalize on the disruption to exploit vulnerabilities.
- According to ActionFraud, coronavirus-related fraud reports increased by 400% in March.
- As of March 30, 2020, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center had reviewed more than 1,200 complaints related to COVID-19 scams.
- Data collected by SentinelOne, an artificial intelligence endpoint security platform shows that from February 23 to March 16 the number of attempted cyberattacks increased from 145 threats per 1,000 endpoints compared to an average of 35 during similar periods.
Ensuring the online security of all your communications platforms is even more important now than ever. A flexible, scalable, phone system and a secure Internet connection are essential, but what else should you be doing. Have you evaluated the security of your remote online collaboration tools? Do you know the right questions to ask?
Join us for our webinar 5 Tips to Ensure Your Remote Team Tools Are Secure on Thursday, May 7 at 10:00 am (CT) to learn:
- The latest encryption best practices.
- Bridge solutions that protect phone call privacy and security.
- Tools that protect the privacy and security of videoconference rooms.
- Why a fiber Internet connection is essential for your business.
- Which types of platforms enable you to scale communications to meet your needs.