In your job, you’re the expert, but you’re probably not an expert in cybersecurity or website performance as well. When everyone worked in the office, all those technical details were dealt with – the office server took care of back-ups. But now, as more and more workers find themselves working from home (WFH) for a sustained period of time, suddenly there is more responsibility to ensure employees work and emails are backed up and their devices are secured.
Risks of working from home
When you have staff working from home, there are increased risks which businesses should know about. With a little knowledge, you can develop a working strategy to mitigate these concerns.
A key risk of working from home is around data or to be precise, the risk of data loss. With staff members located in different places, all using different devices, data quickly becomes scattered. Some staff may fall into bad habits and store data locally, not realising they could then lose this data should anything go wrong.
When everyone works in the office, usually the system has been set up to automatically backup data. Backups get saved without staff even being aware of when and how the data is being stored and protected. This means once staff members start to work from home, they aren’t in the habit of manually backing up data. Making sure data has been backed up isn’t even on their radar.
Ensuring backups exist for your business’ data is the key to avoiding disaster.
Using software to regularly backup data without needing input from staff members can ensure no data gets missed or lost.
You can also improve your company’s resilience against ransomware attacks because you will always have access to your data, hosted and stored on a secure server.
Every Host Solutions
We offer simple hosting and backup solutions to your business’ data challenges.
Our hosting and server packages include one free website migration if you want to migrate to us from another host.
When you purchase a dedicated server from Every Host, you can improve your website performance with no contract.
We are also currently offering two FREE work from home back up agents with every dedicated server purchased, to back up two workstations up to 50GB each, worth £48 per month.
Staff members can easily download the Acronis Cyber Protect backup software to their device and in a few simple steps their work will be regularly backed up automatically – with no further manual work required.
Next time someone’s laptop gets eaten by their dog or dropped in the bath; you won’t have to worry about the data they had on the device. With our back up offer, you can get back to running your business without worrying about what could happen to your employees’ files whilst they are working from home.