MYCERT: ADHERE TO BEST PRACTICES DURING WORK FROM HOME

ZUFAZLIN BAHARUDDIN

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) has encouraged organisations and individuals to adhere to best practices to reduce cyber risks associated with remote working or telecommuting during the two-week Work From Home process.

In a statement today, the team said organisations must ensure all systems including Virtual Private Network (VPN), network infrastructure devices and devices being used to remotely access work environments are adequately updated with the latest patch and secure systems configuration.

“The organisations must ensure passwords to systems are updated, validated and secure.

“Where applicable, organisations may also implement Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) to ensure robust and reliable system access,” it said.

The management also must alert employees to any increase in phishing attempts, it said.

myCERT also advised individual users to refrain from logging into the work environment using public internet Wi-Fi but to connect either through home or mobile network data.

It said criminals tend to take advantage of global events and issues to conduct malicious activities targeting users and organisations such as data leakage, unauthorised access by threat actors and increase in malware-related activities.

It advised individuals to report any suspicious behaviour to their respective IT Department as well as lodge a report to MyCERT through the Cyber999 service.

-- BERNAMA

 

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