Everything has come to a halt after the COVID 19 emergence, including government agencies, businesses and organisation all over the world. The asymmetric spread of COVID19 has disturbed the overall symmetry of companies around the globe. The need for remote working in the pandemic has also raised the need for strengthening cybersecurity policies against threats of remote working. Hackers have to speed up their social engineering tactics to target unsuspecting organisations to breach their sensitive information. The unsecured RDP endpoints as a security challenge, highlight the importance of strong IT support and cloud services like MSP for better disaster recovery and data backup. Before we look into how to maintain a secure remote working environment for businesses, let’s explore the crucial security challenges of remote working.
Security risks in a remote working environment
- Use of personal devices with less electronic and physical layers of security over the public internet is an open door for hackers.
- Remote working environments have weakened the vulnerability assessment and penetration testing the periodic application on the organizations. It is not easy for security professionals to implement security policies individually on every organisation’s individual working from home.
- Asset management needs are challenging to handle in the remote environment as the IT assets of any organisations are not in a confined workspace, so organisations are facing issues in implementing security solutions such as ticketing systems, geofencing and predictive asset monitoring.
- Using personal devices also increasing problems for employees to maintain backup and recovery systems.
- Organisations are facing challenges in remote Management Regime, video training sessions to employees and regular network vigilance is difficult. So, employees less interest in these activities, also making hackers perform security attacks smoothly.
A secure remote working environment
Encrypted cloud services
The cloud storage and backup services help in maintaining a record of data for disaster recovery. MSPs (managed services programs) installation in PCs of remote workers also manages the end-user system with proactive actions of firewalls, antiviruses, backup, cloud integration, networking and cybersecurity on the go.
Cloud-based IT support platform
The cloud management suite helps employees in accessing the office security network through personal devices. It also helps in monitoring and securing IT assets on the cloud.
Endpoint protection measures
A secure connection through a robust VPN solution to the company network safeguards the IT infrastructure and is one of the best endpoint protection measures to fight against security threats.
Set a professional IT support team
A skilled IT support team helping employees resolving technical issues timely can also stop hackers from attempting major security breaches. Timely resolved issues also prepare your organisation against any future security threat.
Employees empowerment through video conferencing, introducing recognised security standards, defining security policies and preparing them against social engineering attempts to strengthen the IT security of any organisation. Also, train your employees for regular backup checkups and instant incident response. The more you sensitise your remote employees, the fewer chances are of security breach and threats.