Protecting Remote Workers Security Can Be Breached

stockfresh_2064336_identity-theft-word-cloud-concept_sizeS-300x300Remote work is now a part of the American work environment. Increasingly more companies are allowing their employees to work from home and many people enjoy the change of scenery. Employees feel that this is a way to enable them to be more productive. Computer hackers think the same way.

A Genuine Danger

Employees who work from home and use their own computers are at serious risk. Hackers will use the email for phishing expeditions and include malware as attachments. Unfortunate, many of these cyber thieves have been able to break into the computers of remote workers.

The challenge is that the remote worker is not in the office and cannot quickly verify whether someone has sent them an email or not.

Consequently, a person assumes that what appears to be a work-related email is real when it is not. They open the email, click on the attachment, and become the victims of an incredibly nasty surprise. Hackers can enter the computer, make the mischief, and clean out bank accounts, and then be on their merry way. A real danger happens when hackers use the personal computer employee to access the organization’s files.

The vendors of group legal plans could include other benefits that help people. For example, protection against identity theft and credit monitoring benefits employees and employers will appreciate. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is well known for its group legal plan benefit. However, we offer something more than that. We also have an identity theft and credit monitoring plan to provide solid protection for any remote worker.

Addressing the Issue Immediately

People who are hacked need help right away. Their financial information might have been stolen, and their credit scores destroyed by cyber thieves maxing out their credit cards or opening new accounts. Countrywide helps the victim of an Internet break-in. We have not one but four specific identity theft and credit monitoring plans. These are:

Diamond Identity Theft Protector Plan

Platinum Plus Identity Theft Protector Plan

Premier Plus Identity Theft Protector Plan

Silver Plus Identity Theft Protector Plan

Each plan has benefits related to identifying a possible theft and helping a person restore their financial integrity and credit scores. Credit bureau reports, 24/7 credit monitoring, email alerts, and SSN alerts are just some of the service options a plan member can receive, depending on the plan. A One Million Dollar ID Theft Insurance Policy is incredibly valuable for a hacked person.

Client Involvement

Countrywide advocates choice in its pre-paid legal services and our group legal plan benefits design. We do the same for our identity theft and credit monitoring plans. We will explain all of them to a prospective client, just as we would with our pre-paid legal services. Countrywide will not try to promote one plan over another. However, we suggest that the higher-level plans be considered for remote workers who have access to sensitive documents. What we provide gives the kind of protection the person needs.

We provide streamlined administration for our group legal plan services. We will do the same for identity theft and credit monitoring programs. A client can also expect that we will provide the same high level of empathy and respect that we furnish in our other employee benefits. Anyone who has been the victim of hacking needs a little TLC to get over the shock and restore themselves. We make the road back so much easier for people who feel violated.

We encourage interested people to contact us at their convenience about any of our benefits, especially our group legal plan with its pre-paid legal services. The identity theft and credit monitoring plan is distinctly there for people who work on their computers remotely and is a real asset to those workers. We are ready to answer all questions about what we offer and would appreciate being able to explain to you what we have.