Working From Home

by Wally Moore

on September 15, 2020

in Working From Home

Six Risks To Mitigate #Number Three

A short video on working from home. Informative, helpful, and worth two-minutes of your time.

Read the transcript of the video:

Working from home brings new cybersecurity challenges

As companies navigate the transition to remote operations, they've discovered that doing business remotely brings new cybersecurity challenges right to their table – and bad actors excel at finding creative ways to exploit those opportunities to strike.

By making mitigation of six significant risks a top priority, companies can quickly boost their defenses and avoid potential cybersecurity pitfalls as their employees continue working from home.

This is our third video in a series about risk mitigation entitled - Don't Fall For Scams (Phishing)

#3 – Don't Fall For Scams (Phishing),

Phishing attacks are a favorite tool of bad actors because they work, and they're even more effective against employees who are working from home, remotely.

Phishing scams have increased by 40% since the start of 2020 and for a good reason - cybercriminals have a better chance to land an attack, simply from the larger volume of email that workers are handling.

It's also harder to hear about new methods of attack, or ask an administrator if a message is legitimate, when working from home, if you're not an IT professional.

So, let's look at an example of a Phishing email.


Notice the following five points about this Phishing email.

#1 Is the email address real, or is it fake? Hover your mouse over the address and find out.

#2 This email is addressed to All, which is too generic. This is not legitimate communication.

#3 The word URGENT is emotional. It asks you to acknowledge the policy before a specific date. Emotional language is a tip-off that an email may not be legitimate.

#4 Make sure details about your company are correct. It the details are not correct, be suspicious.

#5 Check for fraudulent links. Again, hover your mouse over the address.

Does all of this seem a bit too much for you? DTS InfoTech can help

We're good at working from home. Here at DTS InfoTech we all work from home and have for the past twenty years.

We have the tools, the technology, the expertise, and the practical experience to train you.

We know how intimidating technology can be. We make a living helping people just like you who have questions about all things technology, and that includes working from home.

Most small businesses don’t have the technical resources, or the time, to understand all this geek stuff. If this describes you, we can help.

If you would like more information about working from home, give us a call, we're always happy to chat, and the call is free. Thanks for watching!

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Dedicated to your success,

Wally Moore

Business Development Manager

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