One of the biggest advantages of working remotely is the unprecedented amount of freedom. You can work from almost anywhere that you are able to take a laptop or digital device. The world is truly your workplace. But with this freedom comes greater responsibility for the cybersecurity of your business and the privacy of your customers.
In the post-digital age, with more than 1 billion data breaches in 2018, we’ve seen that the technology-only cybersecurity solution provider has clearly failed.
So then how can remote workers ensure that their business is protected at all times against data breaches and guard the privacy of their customers? And how can team leaders ensure that their remotely working team has the necessary capabilities for a secure workflow?
Human Behaviour as the Weakest Link in Cybersecurity
At the end of the day, it’s not technology that can be blamed; it’s human behaviour. We are the weakest link in this game. The upside to this is that as an individual, there are data and privacy strategies that include daily actions and behaviour entirely within your control. These will allow you to reclaim your cyberstrength and boost your cyberpower while ensuring your customers and team that they can trust you with their data and information.
Here are a few of these behaviours you can easily implement for your business:
Best Cyber Hygiene Practice for Staying Safe while Going Remote
For remote workers and solopreneurs, digital safety and security on-the-go is of utmost importance. Here are a few tips for ensuring safety whenever you are on-the-go:
Reclaim Your Cyberstrength Through Behavioural Change
Combining tech solutions with adjustments in human behaviour are the most effective ways to safeguard your business. Ultimately, the data and privacy strategies you choose as the head of cybersecurity of your business are your choice and your sole responsibility. Develop the cyber self-awareness you need to become resilient to attacks or data breaches, and you’ll have greater trust from your customers that their data is safe wherever you are in the world and no matter what the circumstance.
To support these choices and the required behavioural change, our Cyberpower Academy invites you to accept the free Cyberpower Challenge! Three days, three cyber behavioural changes, all for less than a 20-minute time commitment per day.
Digital transformation strategist | Privacy advisor | Cyber anthropologist | Author