Protecting your remote workforce – one year on

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

Make UK has reported that just under half of Britain’s manufacturers had been victims of cyber-attacks in the past year.

With many organisations transitioning their teams online due to the Covid crisis, cyber criminals have jumped on the opportunity to target unsuspecting homeworkers in the form of phishing attacks and data breaches.

One of the easiest ways to make sure that you are reducing the chance of your workforce falling susceptible to these attacks is to invest in the latest digital technologies.

Stephen Phipson, CEO of Make UK, said:

“One in eight companies surveyed admitted they are currently not investing in new digital processes even though they know they should do so to continue to be able to compete in an ever-changing and developing global marketplace.”

Investing in new and up to date technology does not necessarily mean a big expense. Speak to a member of our team today at to find out more.

Secondly, training your team to identify cyber-attacks is also crucial. Whether this be in the form of monthly check-ins or an annual training event, investing time and resource into educating your team will pay off in the future.

NERBC offers organisations of any size across all sectors training, guidance and support on cyber security through various membership packages. To contact us to discuss more click the following: Contact Us | NEBRC (

Finally, make sure that your team are using strong, randomised passwords. You can find out the Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to creating a password by reading our blog in collaboration with the IASME.

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