Make sure your road warriors are productive and secure when working remotely

Do you connect remotely to get some work done in the evenings, weekends or when on the road? For many, the answer is yes.  Technology has provided us with so many ways to be productive anytime and anywhere. 

But one of the most overlooked aspects of security and risk management is making sure that devices used remotely (especially those that are personally owned) to the standards your organization needs to meet. 

Make sure your remote staff has up-to-date antivirus software on the computers they are connecting in from and that a good firewall is in use when possible. You might also consider other tools like Multi Factor Authentication to make sure that remote connections are with trusted users, and not cyber criminals.  Additionally, a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, can help make sure that transmission between your device and the destination is protected in transit over the public Internet.  

There are a lot of things you can do to make sure that remote access is private and secure, but for the right solution for your organization, we encourage you to have a dialogue with us so that we can figure out what kinds of security tools and configurations are the right fit based on your team’s workflow.