Today, at least 90 percent of employees from local companies are working from home with only two percent who are choosing to come into the office, according to a recent report in The Boston Globe. Couple that with kids who are "tele-learning" from home and security of the 'work from home' enterprise is critical.
With four out of five data breaches stemming from phishing emails, email security awareness is crucial to help employees protect the health and safety of your company's IT network. The good news is home office users can minimize the risks that are associated with at-home arrangements with a few simple steps. Below are some practical ways that can effectively protect your cybersecurity.


1.    Never click a link in an email that you were not expecting.

2.    Call the sender directly first and not from the one provided in the email link as that may be a phony number which will lead back to the hacker.

3.    When prompted to log in to an account or an online business, go to the official website’s URL to log in. Many fake websites mirror the real site, so be sure to go directly to the source.

4.    Activate two-factor authentication, (or 2FA). This is an extra layer of protection used to ensure the security of online accounts beyond just a username and password. Yes, it does require one extra step during the login process, but as the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”