Remote work was grown by over 4 times since the pandemic. While this can be convenient for the employees, it can cause major headaches for businesses. Devices are often one of the weak links that forces businesses to suffer cyber-attacks. Making sure your remote devices are protected is critical to ensuring the safety of your company. Throughout this article we will discuss some best practices when it comes to securing remote devices.
Have Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
With the current cyberthreat landscape, normal anti-virus for computers isn’t enough to protect your business from being breached. Deploying managed EDR is now considered best practice when it comes to securing your business. In the event of a breach, EDR exposes and notifies you of the threat. It also gives you the ability to restore all the affected devices back to their pre-threat state. This eliminates the risks of any undetected infected devices in your business.
Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Having remote workers makes it more complicated for companies to monitor what is being accessed and by who. If you are a company that allows you employees to BYOD (Bring your own device) then that raises another set of concerns. While most IT providers will tell you to stay away from allowing employees to use their own devices, if it is a practice you allow within your organization make sure you have a set policy in place that spells out specific guidelines for use of those devices.
Another way to add an additional layer of security, whether employees are using company owned devices or their own devices is implementing MFA. MFA is a way to help prevent hackers from gaining access to email accounts, CRMs, and other applications that may have business sensitive data in it. Even though it can be cumbersome for employees to take an extra step each time they log into certain programs, It will give you peace of mind knowing there is an added layer of security protecting your business.
Cybersecurity Training for Employees
While employees are some of the greatest assets to a company, they can also be the biggest liability if not trained properly. According to the Kaspersky survey, two thirds of remote workers haven’t had any cybersecurity training. This is partially because many small business owners think cyber-attacks only happen to larger companies. According to Symantec’s “Internet Security Threat Report”, 43% of all cyber-attacks target small businesses. Making sure your employees are regularly educated on latest cybersecurity best practices is critical to keeping your business safe!
If all this information seems a little bit overwhelming to you, don’t worry we are here to help! At Biz Technology Solutions, our goal is to help support, manage, streamline your IT. What differentiates us is accountability, standards and processes and having divisions working together to deliver on “Complete Turnkey Solutions”. We have a dedicated team that can help make sure your IT environment is up to standards and secure. With the help of our team, we can provide cybersecurity/phishing training for employees to help better educate them about the cyber threat landscape. We ultimate want to provide you with “worry-free IT” so you can focus on growing your business. If this is something you are interested in learning more about please reach out to us by phone at 704-658-1707, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://biztechnologysolutions.com/contact-us/