The recent teleworking law stipulates that companies must implement mechanisms that preserve the security of their workers’ information and data.
With the new normal the teleworking It has been essential for companies to continue operating, although with the risk that hackers access confidential information through collaborators who work remotely and who do not have adequate protection on their computers from home.
Cisco data reveal that last year in Latin America there was a 600 percent increase in cyberattacks with a sophistication never seen before.
In Mexico, on January 12, the reforms to article 311 of the Federal Labor Law on teleworking or home office came into effect, which stipulates that the company must provide, install and take care of the maintenance of the necessary equipment for teleworking, as well as implementing mechanisms that preserve the security of information and data used by workers.
The latter should not be omitted. “Sharing a home network with your family and being alone at home, away from the IT department, brings great challenges for security. Lost or stolen credentials continue to be a common cause of successful attacks, ”shares Max Tremp, director of engineering for Cisco Latin America.
Not only large corporations should worry about their ciberseguridadbut companies of all sizes. According to Fundera data, 43 percent of the attacks affect small businesses.
Tremp warns that there is no longer a castle to defend with a bridge and a moat (the firewall or firewall), the perimeter of the company has been lost, the new perimeter is identity. To counteract this, zero-trust emerged, not trusting anything, or anyone, as well as SASE, an architecture where the network (SD-WAN) converges with the cloud and security.
How to protect the company
Tremp considers that “there is a good thing that the pandemic: Put the cybersecurity of companies in the top of mind of executives and the CIO of the company. In Latin America this has always been well below other countries ”.
For the manager of Cisco companies must have a risk strategy. It costs a few tenths of a dollar per month per remote employee.
“Security is very broad if you want to ensure communications, for example with Webex we have an encrypted and secure platform that is also a service that is in the cloud and that already has security elements integrated.” A subscription is around $ 15 depending on the number of users.
It is not just about buying technology, according to Tremp, another action to protect yourself is to “educate employees, tell them what a phishing email is so that they do not fall for the deception and learn how to create strong passwords or use a management service password ”. Zero trust will keep companies safe from cybercriminals.
Mexico City / 20.01.2021 14:10:11