Probably the only people that haven’t been bored during the lock down is hackers.

As more of us are now working from home, it would not be uncommon that our usual level of cyber security awareness and monitoring has slipped, therefore leaving us more open to an attack. Sadly, protecting the IT environment in our businesses is not as simple as a single on or off switch.

Cyber hygiene in the work-from-home environment is absolutely critical and it falls to business owners and/or IT managers to communicate not only its importance but best practices as well, even if those practices seem elementary. Remember at the start the government took on the responsibility of explaining the basics of hygiene and how we could prevent the spread, it’s the same for business owners and IT managers to explain the basics of cyber hygiene to employees – even more so now when work and personal activity are quite often taking place on the same computer. The risk is multiplied for those companies that have bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies.