Five tips to enable a remote workforce securely
The trend to a more distributed workforce continues to rise, bringing newfound benefits for employers and workers. People still need to feel connected and productive when they are working remotely. They expect technology will help them wherever they are, on any device. Here is a list of five simple tips to maintain your remote work culture while securing your workers and your company assets.
Educate your workforce to embrace secure practices
Remote workers expect technology will follow them wherever they go. Being away from the office exposes them, and your organization, to threats in new ways. That is why IT and security teams need to ensure the remote work experience is secure, wherever users go.
Verify the person is who they say they are
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a simple, first layer of security all businesses need before they can grant access to company assets. Think of MFA as something you know (your username/password) and something you have (your phone) to verify your identity and device health.
Enable secure access from anywhere
Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides a safe tunnel between users and applications so workers can stay productive and connected when they are on the road or working off site. It helps ensure only approved users are authorized access by providing the right level of security without compromising the user experience.
Defend against security threats at any entry point
Most security breaches target endpoint users, requiring a first line of defense at the DNS layer and a last line for threats that slip through. The first layer blocks domains associated with malicious behavior before they get into your network or contains malware if it is already inside, while the last layer protects against more advanced threats.
Secure your assets now and for the future
Don’t make the mistake of creating new issues for tomorrow only by solving for today. Instead, choose a vendor with security that ties into your existing investments. At AlphaKOR, we believe in simple, effective solutions that keep your remote workers feeling connected and productive—and remove anything that gets in the way of your business success.
We are here to help
By investing in education and technology you can make a great impact in your organization’s remote cyber security. It is imperative that you proactively protect your sensitive data with techniques like Multi-Factor authentication, Virtual Private Networks and software updates. AlphaKOR and Cisco are here to help you and your organization work safely and securely whether in the office or at home.
If you are looking to educate yourself and your team about basic cyber security practices, check out our free downloadable ebook. You can move forward with the confidence that you and your team will have the knowledge and tools at their disposal to practice safe cyber security processes.