In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many of our clients are protecting their employees by transitioning to telework. As you know, the urgency of this transition has the potential to disrupt business continuity and put sensitive information at risk. We are here to help. If you are unsure of how to prepare for the unprecedented challenges ahead, please contact us for a FREE consultation to discuss your unique situation. We will do our best to offer guidance and advice on what steps you can take to keep your business productive and your information secure.
In our experience, a swift transition to large-scale telecommuting can cause issues in several key areas:
Employees who do not have home access to applications and company data may struggle to remain productive, especially if they have to learn new procedures or workarounds. Making these tools and data available will allow your people to access a familiar computing environment remotely and seamlessly transition to at-home work.
The cybersecurity protocols you have in place may no longer be valid. If all employees will be accessing your systems through a VPN portal, you will need to put measures in place to protect sensitive and proprietary data, to distinguish between trusted employees and contractors, and to limit the ability of malicious actors to hack your systems. Our partners at Cisco are currently offering extended free trials of security products that may be right for your business.
Your infrastructure may not be designed to handle the increased bandwidth needed to support a home-based workforce. This may overload your systems, causing delays and impacting productivity.
Depending on the nature of your business, it may be critical to have virtual communication applications in place so that your teams can continue to collaborate and work productively together.
Unfortunately, it is likely that cybercriminals will attempt to exploit this time of transition. You may need to put new security protocols and protections in place for your at-home workforce to reduce the risks posed by malware,ransomware, and other emerging cybersecurity threats.
Since 2004, NetSecure has offered network systems integration and cybersecurity services to businesses throughout the tri-state region. If you do not have a trusted IT partner and need further assistance, our team can provide your company with the following services:
Thank you for the opportunity to assist you through these difficult times. Please stay safe.