Key security features to protect your remote workers.

Key security features to protect your remote workers.

At the beginning of Covid-19, we didn’t know how long working from home would last. However, with working from home being a positive way of working for many employees and employers, more businesses are continuing to embrace it. With this in mind, it is important to support and protect your employees who continue to work from home.

Here are 4 security considerations to protect your remote workers.

1.In Jan 2020, just before the pandemic and prior to everyone starting to work from home, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7. What we mean by ‘stop supporting’ is that there were no more patches and no more security patches. This leaves users of Windows 7 at risk, especially as it is an older system. There are immediate threats and security risks with using Windows 7. For remote workers still using this it means their computer has no safety net and hackers are more likely to hack older operating systems and they can work hack into your system.

  • Make sure you have the latest operating system to ensure you are receiving all of the latest security features and updates. Needing to upgrade from Windows 7? We are currently offering a 3-month free trial to Office 365 suite.
  • Virtual Private network (VPN) - Ensure that all VPN solutions are up to date both on the server or firewall that is providing the VPN solutions, or on the desktop of the remote user.
  • Implement two-factor authentication (2FA). Consider adding all 2FA to remote access solutions. Adding an extra level of protection to your remote web access solutions.
  • Review your employees’ software - set a policy that all employees must use an antivirus tool on the system they are using. Read our recommendations for software anti-viruses here.

Want to check how secure your remote workers are, talk to our technical team today.