Securing your infrastructure in the work-from-home era

October 19, 2020
Awaybot team

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many organizations to change the way they carry out their day-to-day operations. Many have implemented a remote workforce strategy with varying degrees of success. Few have transitioned smoothly, others have gone about it suboptimally, and yet some others are still struggling to make it happen. Get inspired by our WFH security whitepaper.

Access to applications

The use of cloud technology is very prevalent today. Many business-line applications (including CRM, newer ERP releases, etc.), as well as collaboration and communication tools (voice, email, instant messaging, etc.) are offered under a cloud-first model, meaning a cloud-based deployment is the default scenario.

Consider whether your VPN solution has the necessary licenses and bandwidth to support the number of remote users and the quantity of concurrent connections required.

Verifying user identity

Organizations need to safeguard their applications and data from unauthorized access. External attacks from hackers can hold the organization hostage for ransom (ransomware attack), and internal attacks can also affect your organization, like staff performing tasks they aren’t allowed to or accessing information they shouldn’t see, for personal benefit or with malicious intentions.

Ondrej Koraba

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