Best Practices For Working Remotely

Best Practices For Working Remotely
Here are a few best practices for working remotely as a new wave of cyberattacks targeting those working from less secure computers hits during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. 

As cities and states impose social-distancing measures, businesses are sending their workers home to work, this massive, unprecedented shift to distance working brings with it a whole new set of cyber security challenges. 

For instance, a lack of IT resources can hurt many organizations and when workers are sent outside the normal perimeter, managing device sprawl, and patching and securing hundreds of thousands of endpoints, becomes a much a bigger challenge.
As an employer, the first step is to conduct a remote-work exercise with your key executives and business leaders to ensure security is covered. Also, inventory your business applications and follow up with your providers to inquire about their business security plans. 
For on-premises applications that require VPN connectivity, test and validate that VPN connectivity for higher utilisation than usual.

Next, employee education is more important than ever right now. Make sure your employees are not only up-to-speed with the latest information on the coronavirus and how to protect themselves and their families, but all the increased potential for fraud and cyberattacks following it.
Also, an important practice is to make risk-assessments of your remote workers’ computing setups. Finding out which systems they will connect to and from which devices is paramount. 

And in the case that your business is hacked or your data is compromised, you need to involve cyber security experts to handle the Cyber Incident Response. We are those experts. Contact us immediately. 

You can find out more about our cybersecurity breach and incident response services as well as employee education solutions