Many organisations, especially during this challenging time, have adapted a flexible working culture. This will involve many employees across the country (and the world) working from home. However, working from home doesn’t mean reduced productivity.
CMI have highlighted below several of the secure remote working solutions for the modern workplace that we provide.
Collaboration – Office 365
For most businesses, the Microsoft Office suite has long been a staple ingredient in the software cupboard. But now the business world has evolved, and staff need to be able to work from anywhere on different types of devices—ideally on applications they know.
Microsoft Office 365 addresses this with its cloud-based productivity suite and email. It is provided as a service with no capital costs, just simple per-user monthly billing. Your organisation is able to spend less, provide staff with the tools they need for flexible working, and maintain the continuity of applications everyone knows.
Mobile Device Management
Most office workers will more than likely use more than one work device. With employees using devices from home, it is vital that your IT teams understand what devices are being used. Mobile Device Management (MDM) is an underlying technology that remotely manages the lifecycle of mobile devices and their respective platforms.
MDM usually involves the installation of unique profiles on mobile devices. These profiles give organisations the ability to remotely control, encrypt and enforce policies on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. MDM can also be used to wipe a device of all apps and data if it is lost or stolen.
Modern business demands IT systems and data to be always available from any device or location, meaning protection against cyber attacks and threats is a must. 92% of security breaches are caused by human error or interaction. This statistic will probably be heightened as more teams are working remote.
As well as a good antivirus solution, we recommend implementing Multi Factor Authentication (MFA). MFA decreases the likelihood of your accounts being hacked by adding an extra layer of protection. This extra layer comes in the form of an email or text message confirmation, and even biometric methods such as facial recognition or a fingerprint scan.
Disaster Recovery and Backup
With increased security risks due to people working from home, a business continuity plan should be put in place. Disaster Recovery is an essential part of any company’s risk management strategy.
In today’s business environment you need to know your data and systems are securely backed up to a location offsite, so that in the event of a disaster you can retrieve this data quickly and/or start up your services elsewhere and can continue to service your clients.
CMI's Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery Services are delivered to you as a fully managed service, meaning we set up, monitor, maintain and support the service, giving you peace of mind that if disaster strikes your business will be safe.
Remote Worker FREE Security Package for 90 days*
- Daily alerting for password credential breaches associated with your company domain
- FULL Office 365 Backup to protect remote worker data
- Multi-Factor Authentication enabled on your Office 365 account to provide additional protection against security breaches
- Email phishing simulation and training
- Managed AV
- Protect staffs web browsing with Webroot DNS Protection
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