With the World Health Organization (WHO) classifying Coronavirus as a “pandemic”, businesses locally, nationally and around the globe need to take significant preventative action to protect their workforce.
If remote work is, or becomes a reality for your business, substantial vigilance should be taken before implementing or expanding remote access to your computer network.
- Utilize behavioral based firewall technology
- Utilize a secure VPN connection through your firewall to allow for remote access.
- Ensure two factor authentication is enabled for remote access users to securely authenticate to your network
- Ensure remote users abide by a complex password policy. Passwords should include numbers and special characters and change at least every 90 days.
- Require automatic logout after 15 minutes of activity
- Advise employees to avoid public Wi-Fi connections and non-secure file sharing services such as Google Docs
- Be aware of opportunistic undesirable behavior. Phishing scams capitating on the pandemic hysteria are already having an impact.
- Require behavioral based Anti-Virus on all devices used to remotely access your network.
- Ensure Windows, Anti-Virus and Web Browsers are updated
- Ensure installed chat systems such as Microsoft Teams encrypt messages in transit and at rest.
I-Evolve Technology Solutions to Support Health Concerns around COVID-19
- Voicemail to E-Mail
- Any Device
- Remote Access
- Two Factor Authentication