This past year has led to dramatic changes in the workplace and has drastically shifted how many companies conduct business. Many workplaces have transitioned online following the rise of COVID-19 as organizations began to require their employees to work remotely or from home. Although this helped to stall the spread of COVID-19, it has also led to a massive increase in cyber threats and the rise of cybercriminals. Phishing, malware and other cybercrimes skyrocketed as cybercriminals took advantage of the online shift. Employees tend to be less careful and often are unaware of the dangers hidden in their online workspace. It is important to be aware of the cyberthreats that exist to target individuals working remotely and learn how to keep sensitive company information secure.
Since you are not working in the same spaces as your coworkers, you may be required to send sensitive information via email. It can be risky to send sensitive data without encrypting it as it may be intercepted by a malicious third party. By encrypting the data, you will keep the information safe from unwanted eyes.
Solutions: Make sure to always encrypt your data.