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Six tips with cyber security veteran

15th June 2020
Joe Bush

Since the start of the pandemic there has been a surge in the level of remote and home working in companies around the globe. Executives have transitioned their staff to work remotely for an indefinite period of time, with big brand names like Google, Facebook and Microsoft expecting a large percentage of staff to remain remote until 2021. However, this brings with it it’s own cyber security challenges. In this podcast we speak to Chris Carter, CEO of software company Approyo who has six top tips for cyber security while using video conferencing systems:

Since the start of the pandemic there has been a surge in remote work across companies around the globe. Executives have transitioned their staff to work remotely for an indefinite period of time. As a result video conferencing tools like Zoom, Skype, Google Meet and more have seen an increase in usage. With so much private data and visual content roaming through these platforms it’s imperative that we ensure they’re protected with the utmost security. Chris recommends companies take these proactive steps: 

  • Update to the latest and greatest – keep updates automatic
  • Do not share a personal room with anyone but those you know
  • Do not allow automatic 'Join in'
  • Always ensure that meetings are password-protected
  • Don't share meeting information on public platforms
  • Disable file transfer features

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