Teleworking from home can be challenging both on a personal and on an IT security level.
limit the risk
Below please find some advice and best practices of which your company and its employees need to be aware.
- Clearly specify the available communication channels and how to activate and use them.
- Hacking, phishing, ransomware, false sms’s are all ways of attacking your company and its employees. Currently hackers are profiting from the crisis linked to the corona virus.
- Make sure that your infrastructure allows for sufficient remote access and that you have the necessary security, licenses etc in place for all users. This could be a VPN connection to your Intranet and/or SSL connection to secured and encrypted data.
- Limit the risk of teleworking by making sure the computers of all employees are fully updated. This could include forcing automatic updates.
- Make a running assessment of the risks involved.
- Check that your Business continuity plan also has an updated IT service continuity plan. Free template.
- Focus on using the communication tools which your company has made available to you.
- Only use email accounts and file-sharing services that has been provided by your company.
- Test your remote access beforehand so you know that it works and how it works.
- Hacking, phishing, ransomware, false sms’s are all ways of attacking you directly as an employee, to gain direct access to your company’s infrastructure and data. The corona virus crisis could be one of the topics they would be using.
- Keep your computer safe when at home and protect it against physical access. Set the screen lock out timing to be as short as