Teleworking and cyber security

Teleworking and cyber security

As indicated in Fortinet's "Report on Cybersecurity in Teleworking 2020", more than 90% of the companies interviewed plan to increase their investments to ensure teleworking in the next two years.

Almost two thirds of the companies participating in the study survey changed to the telework modality for more than half of their personnel, being the most critical points to continue working regularly, situations such as guaranteeing safe connections and access to critical applications.

In addition, teleworking has led to an increase in the use of personal devices, such as cell phones and tablets, as a means of accessing corporate networks, creating opportunities for cyber-criminals. The most common threats are phishing and compromised email attacks, as well as nationwide campaigns and ransomware attacks.

The migration to teleworking could be global, according to the latest surveys, most of those currently working in this mode do not wish to return to the office, and large companies such as Twitter and Google are adapting their protocols to work remotely indefinitely.

Precisely thinking about this change, Google offers a free course in Spanish called "Protect your Business: Cybersecurity in Teleworking", available at, together with Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad (INCIBE).

Designed to protect users and businesses from cyber attacks, not only the privacy of each user, but also business documents that can now be accessed from home.

Upon completion of the exam, a certification is obtained that is endorsed by both INCIBE and Google.

01 de Diciembre, 2020