As companies across our nation have moved to remote work, it has posed challenges for cybersecurity. The sudden acceleration of traditional network boundary demise has required many organizations to suddenly pivot initiatives to support secure teleworking or accept significant risk. Furthermore, attackers are using the change in normal to blend in among all the other teleworkers.
Managing and monitoring your endpoints is the first step to combatting those attackers looking to access information on your network. While this is not a single solution, it is the first thing to think about to begin strategizing a plan to secure your business now that it is not confined to your brick and mortar. The following are some tips on what your business can do today to continue to harden your security to ensure your client data is as safe and secure as it once was.
- Inventory your endpoints – If your company has not already done so, it is the perfect time to review and inventory all company provided employee devices.
- Review endpoints – If your company already has a Security Operations Center (SOC) in place, work with your provider or your internal team to confirm all endpoints are updated, supported, and actively monitored. If you are not currently working with a Security Operations Center (SOC), reach out to us to learn more about how we can support your business.
- Roll out policies – Once your devices are accounted for, it is time to refine your policies. While at one time, utilizing personal mobile phones for work email was acceptable now may be a good time to only allow monitored devices to be utilized for any company correspondence. Or what is the proper protocol for escalation, does your policy still hold true? Or does it need to be updated?
- Cloud Application Security – how well protected are your cloud applications? Do you understand the risks and are there any risk reduction measures you can take? Providing users with single-sign-on (SSO) with multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a massive benefit to users, IT/Information Security, and management.
Security is not a one size fits all solution neither is managing a remote workforce. Our team is here to assist in transitioning your business to a remote or semi-remote experience. If we can be of assistance in helping to secure your business globally, contact us today.