WHERE WE ARE IN THE WORKPLACE
The definition of the workplace is no longer confined to a physical office space. Today, the workplace extends to the homes and remote locations of your employees. As the boundaries of work continue to expand, it’s crucial to recognize that the need for robust cybersecurity measures has expanded as well.
With sensitive data traversing digital pathways beyond the traditional office environment, organizations must remain vigilant to safeguard their assets and maintain operational integrity.
HOW INSC CAN HELP
INSC is currently offering free assessments for businesses, including those with remote employees. or work from home environments. This assessment covers the infrastructure of workplaces. INSC can assess your network, policies and endpoints to make sure you have the capability to work from home at a moment’s notice. If you are considering the possibility, then we can suggest a cost-efficient system, or confirm your current abilities. Please send email to email@example.com if you are interested in the free home assessment OR COMPLETE OUR ONLINE FORM.GET STARTED ON OUR FREE ASSESSMENT
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SECURITY:
Implementing a remote work option can leave your organization vulnerable in terms of IT security. Unfortunately, there are always those that will try to take advantage of difficult situations and this is no different. Cyber Threat Actors are aware that your work force is working from home and will try to exploit that weakness to infiltrate your business.
According to Reuters, employees that used to have access blocked to various websites (yes, we mean porn), often decide they can browse a little more freely in the comfort of their own space. Such behavior opens up great risk.
Additionally, we are seeing an increase in Cyber activities that include phishing emails impersonating the CDC center. These phishing emails convince one to click on a link or open its attachment. The CDC website is www.CDC.gov. If you see anything other than this URL when you hover your mouse over the link, do not click on it. Also, do not open any attachments from these emails unless you can verify their sender.
To help prevent cybersecurity infiltrations, INSC has created a security checklist of recommended policies to make sure these remote endpoints stay safe and secure.
❏ Require a VPN for accessing your internal network
❏ Utilize full-featured endpoint security for home worker’s personal PCs
❏ Utilize web filtering for home worker’s personal PCs
❏ Ensure employees are utilizing a secure workspace
❏ Lock down your password policies
❏ Require Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA or 2FA)
❏ Promote patches and updates for home worker’s personal PCs
❏ Enable Local Encryption for home worker’s personal PCs
❏ Provide secure file sharingTalk To A Security Expert