COVID-19 has changed the daily habits of millions of people globally, including where they work.
of employees will work remotely full time, post-pandemic.
As remote work continues to rise in popularity, it’s essential to ensure that your business’s work from home processes and procedures are SAFE and SECURE. Threats to the security of your business’s data and workforce are continuing to rise.
Beyond the traditional “office in a box” set-up, there is a pressing need to secure
remote workers and balance employee privacy with corporate security standards.
AN ESSENTIAL CHECKLIST TO MAKE
REMOTE WORK SAFE AND SECURE
There has never been a more pressing need to ensure your technology is available, productive, and protected. Here’s our checklist to keep your business operating smoothly and securely wherever employees are located:
Provide a VPN (virtual private network) to all employees working remotely - password-protected Wi-Fi isn’t enough
Supplement home office security with Proactive Endpoint Protection Platforms and Firewalls to help prevent cyberattacks from spreading laterally across your business
Invest in Cloud backup and storage services to minimize and mitigate damage to your business because of data losses
Educate your workforce on how to recognize threats, and provide security awareness training regularly to empower your workforce to be your first line of defense
Make sure your Anti-Spam and Content Filtering rules are cohesive and up-to-date to reduce occurrences of cyberattacks like phishing and malware
Set Clear Communication Protocols so employees know who to contact for IT support and crisis management if they encounter unusual activity or suspect a data breach