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Challenges of IT Security amidst COVID-19

Whether we like it or not, the world as we know it has probably changed because of the current pandemic. With most businesses now forced to operate remotely, there is a scramble to get IT security in order as staff members begin to earnestly work from home.

Scaling IT security during work-from-home arrangements

Security teams for both small businesses as well as larger organisations are struggling to safeguard their confidential data in a manner that will not disrupt day-to-day activities. Staff members are already struggling with the sudden disruption in their daily work life. There is, therefore, a necessity to balance implementing new security protocols alongside the new work arrangements.

The issue IT staff face therefore depends on many variables – including the additional struggle of having to deal with home computers with different setups and working conditions.

Cybersecurity – the human problem

The fact remains that the biggest threat to company security is the one working in front of their personal computers right now. According to an article by the World Economic Forum, cybercriminals are exploiting COVID-19 to laugh and all out cyber assault on businesses. Passwords therefore remain one of the most vulnerable targets and, the article proposed, it must be gotten rid of to improve security, lower costs and increase security.

That said, businesses are still highly dependent on passwords to protect their online accounts. A drastic shift towards removing passwords altogether is unlikely in such short notice. It’s crucial therefore for companies to enable 2FA in order to add an extra layer of security to prevent unauthorised persons from getting their hands on your personal data.

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) – now easy to use and affordable

The good news is, 2FA is no longer difficult to use or expensive to install. With remote working being enforced, this is the perfect way to incorporate an additional layer of protection to protect your data.

With sendQuick ConeX, our low-cost / seamless 2FA implementation, businesses no longer have to access the password via any other devices besides their mobile devices. This means there are no physical tokens to buy for your staff, therefore reducing operational costs.

With new working conditions comes a need to pre-empt new issues that comes with it. IT security becomes top priority for companies looking to protect their data from malicious attacks. As such, 2FA offers a cheap and flexible option for businesses, both big and small, and it remains one of the most popular options for companies to-date.