10 Tips for Secure Homeworking in Your Company

ElevenPaths CSAs    23 March, 2020
10 Tips for Secure Homework in Your Company

In situations where teleworking is possible or even necessary, as in the case of the coronavirus pandemic, we must bear in mind that the security systems used in company’s workplaces become largely dependent of the networks available to workers at home. For this reason, we are going to tell you the measures that you must adopt to make teleworking secure for both your company and your employees and clients:

  1. Implement a reliable VPN solution, both from the Server side and from the Client side. Avoid, whenever possible, using remote access services that depend on a third party or a provider to connect between your clients and your servers.
  2. Monitor remote accesses through the VPN to your company by identifying computers that do not comply with the security policies defined and, through some type of technology, isolate those devices that do not comply with them until the weak points may be resolved.
  3. During this pandemic that we are facing worldwide, many companies have a large part of their staff working remotely. Therefore, the availability of services becomes vital for the development of our work. However, cybercriminals also know this and are aware that a Denial-of-Service attack would be far more chaotic now than usually. Enable Anti-DDoS services both on your webservers and on your network.
  4. Validate the capacity of the channels and the server configurations so that your employees can connect in a stable way to the company’s services. Make sure that, as far as possible, they do not have a bad experience but, above all, that what you show them is not in conflict with your security tips. For example, if you tell them not to access portals without valid digital certificates, make sure that the platforms you make available to them have such certificates.
  5. If you have never performed security tests on your portals, it may be a good time to do it with solutions like VAMPS. Cybercriminals are working hard to harm companies, since they are aware that companies do not have currently the ability to monitor everything that happens on their portals.
  6. If you have not yet purchased SOC services, it may be a good time to do so. Having professionals providing 24/7 support and monitoring in times like this is a great advantage when suddenly you have so many remote users connected to your infrastructure.
  7. Don’t forget to secure your teleworking and video conferencing platforms, because they constitute another vector that attackers look for in order to gain access to your company. We have research and tools that prove this, we invite you to take a look at our blog where we analyze them.
  8. If employees have corporate phones, try implementing an MDM to help them keep their devices secure and reliable.
  9. In remote tasks, time is precious, so try to use task planning and monitoring tools within your work teams, such as Teams, Slack, among others. You can check out the resources that we will be publishing on our Twitter account.
  10. Bear in mind that to hold meetings and ensure productivity within your organization it is essential to have and use office tools that allow you to make video conferences or group calls or even to be able to work in groups. Most office suites like Microsoft OneDrive have these integrated into their services.

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