A BOLTON business has been helping firms move to homeworking – helping organisations thrive during the pandemic.

Digicomm 360, based on Halliwell Road, recently achieved a key cyber security accreditation, and has been helping their clients , including Bolton Arena, Age UK Salford, and People Matter HR, with their online safety.

Managing Director Mark Pollitt said: “The Covid-19 pandemic sparked a huge IT and telecoms challenge when businesses were first instructed to close their offices back in March – ensuring employees could work from home.

“It wasn’t just a case of sending staff home with a laptop and a mobile, as there is much more that needs to be taken in to consideration.

“We have been offering a range of IT and telecom products to let employees work together on their preferred platforms – without compromising the business they work for”.

Cyber security risks have gone up by 50 per cent over the lockdown period, as hackers have launched a wave of cyber attacks to exploit homeworkers.

If not carried out correctly, homeworking can subject businesses to vulnerabilities which are can leave them wide open to both cyber attacks, security risks and data protection breaches.