Originally posted at ZDNet by Steve Ranger

Social distancing is one of the key ways of limiting the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, which is leading to more and more organisations asking staff to work from home. However, the rush to remote working can create additional cybersecurity threats.

From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the global economy is immune to the spread of COVID-19.

Now the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published its guidance around protecting data when staff are working outside of their normal office environment.

NCSC warns that staff needing new accounts or access to systems will require strong passwords and two-factor authentication, if available.

Employers should also consider new applications that staff may need to work — new collaboration tools in the form of chat rooms, videoconferencing or document sharing, for example: NCSC has separate guidance on implementing cloud services.

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