A lot of companies nowadays have employees working remotely from their homes or even from abroad thanks to rapid advancement in IT and communication. One of the most precious things about any business is its data and when you have employees working remotely there is a chance that this data might be compromised. If you already have remote employees or you want to introduce some remote employees in your company you need to read the following 10 tips to understand different elements of mobile workforce management especially related to security measures.

  1. If your remote employees are working from any public space it is critical for them to make sure that their working device is always within their line of sight. While this might seem like an obvious point but it is always better to be careful.
  2. All of the devices, as well as different accounts of your remote employees, should have strong passwords that are difficult to guess. You should make sure that the passwords your employees are setting have alphabets, numbers as well as special characters.
  3. You must educate your employees to not use public Wi-Fi especially when they are doing the company’s These Wi-Fis are prone to malicious attacks and cybercriminals can easy hack into these connections.
  4. There are times and places where your employees will not have access to their personal work devices or work machines provided by you and they might think about doing their work on a public computer. This should be discouraged unless absolutely necessary.
  5. You must educate your employees to keep their passwords as protected as they would if the password belonged to their bank account. They should never type out the password in front of people or keep a written copy of it.
  6. Emails are very vulnerable to hacking and cyber-attacks. If your company and employees use emails to communicate important files and documents make sure that all that data is properly encrypted so even if any of the emails are leaked the data remains protected.
  7. USB sticks are the most common way in which viruses and malware are spread from one computer to another. Make sure that your employees are instructed to scan any USB that they connect to their computer.
  8. You should provide your remote employees with different security software such as firewall, antivirus etc. and you must also make sure that all of your employees are using up to date versions of this software.
  9. You can always find a dedicated software to monitor the security of your network of remote employees. This acts as a complete package and makes sure that all of your employees are following the necessary protocol.
  10. Other than the above-mentioned risks there are other risks involved if you have remote employees especially the ones that work from home. They must make sure that their work machines are protected from pets and kids and are not damaged by them.