Working from home can be rewarding. You get to set up a home office, avoid commuting to the office, and work in a more comforting and relaxed environment. BUT there are still a few major drawbacks. One of which is that working from home can make your business more vulnerable to security risks. Your home doesn’t have the same security protections that you generally have if you were in the office. For instance, most home network don’t have a firewall – they just use a basic router. And if you use your personal computer for work, then you might not have any antivirus or anti-malware protection either.
Without the proper security tools, your computer, and network, is more susceptible to security risks. Even scarier, if your significant other or children experience a virus or malware attack, it can spread through the network onto your computer. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to protect your WiFi and prevent cyber-attacks, expensive downtime, and employee frustration. Watch the video below to learn the 4 steps you can take today to lock down your home network.
If you’d like to find out more about securing your home network, give our office a call at 416-966-3306, email us at [email protected] and we’d be happy to help.