Ensuring enterprise security is more difficult given the remote work environment most (if not all) organizations are experiencing. There is a strong possibility that the experience of the coronavirus disease and associated social distancing has made telework a more acceptable reality for many businesses. Consequently, organizations are well advised to strengthen their enterprise telework and remote access policies and implement cybersecurity protections that minimize the unauthorized access and exposure to sensitive systems and information. Provided organizations take lessons learned from this experience, they can be more prepared for future impacts to business continuity. To extend your organization’s security to the home environment, Linea Secure recommends following practices:
If staff members are given access to the organization’s resources remotely, use a virtual private network(VPN) connection supported by a multifactor authentication mechanism.We recommend using videoconferencing as much as possible to enable continued collaboration. Secure your videoconferencing meetings by implementing the following practices:
Meetings open to the Public should be:
All email communications should be conducted through a corporate vehicle. Avoid using personal email for corporate communication. Be aware of increased malicious phishing activity. Malicious actors are attempting to impersonate organizational staff including sending emails with instructions to click on links that can be used to deploy malware or steal user credentials.
Common Ways to Identify Phishing Attempts:
Extend personally identifiable information (PII) protections to the home. Practice a clean desk policy by securing sensitive information when you leave the area. Avoid saving documents locally if possible. Use the organization’s cloud or network storage, even for documents “in progress.”
Data Security best practices:
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