IT Security in Hybrid and Remote Work Environments

Our Chamber IT Solutions provider, David Allen IT, have provided the below guide to cyber security when working remotely.

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In today’s modern work arrangements, Hybrid and Remote working have become more than just flexible alternatives; they are the basis of an agile, competitive and resilient workforce.

At David Allen IT Solutions, we understand the critical importance of ensuring robust security measures are in place for companies with hybrid or remote working. In today’s workplace, investing in comprehensive IT security is not just a choice but a strategic necessity for businesses embracing the future of modern work.

Cyber threats are constantly evolving. With the increase in remote and hybrid work, businesses are more susceptible to sophisticated cyber threats. Having a robust IT security infrastructure in place ensures proactive monitoring, threat detection, and a swift response to safeguard against cyber-attacks, protecting both sensitive data and the continuity of business operations.

Remote work introduces a multitude of access points into an organization’s network, potentially creating vulnerabilities if not properly secured. IT security measures, such as secure Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), multi-factor authentication, and endpoint protection, are indispensable for securing these remote access points. This not only prevents unauthorised access but also ensures that sensitive data remains encrypted and protected during transmission.

Investing in IT security is essential, given the potential costs to your business of a cyber security breach – in terms of physical and reputational damage, not to mention the costs of recovery. David Allen IT Solutions, as Microsoft solutions partner for Modern Work, can help you to implement the necessary security and essential controls.

Here’s a checklist, recommended by David Allen IT Solutions, for secure hybrid and remote working –

  • Ensure you have secure Password policies in place
  • Enable use of multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Require a VPN for accessing your internal network
  • Remind workers to be network-aware and Wi-Fi wary
  • Invest in full-featured endpoint security for home workers
  • Instil the habit of logging out
  • Provide cybersecurity training for employees

At David Allen IT Solutions we are committed to fortifying your business against evolving cyber threats, securing remote access points, ensuring compliance, facilitating collaboration, supporting scalability, and building resilience. By investing in comprehensive IT security, organisations can confidently navigate the future of work, embracing the opportunities it presents while safeguarding their digital assets and ensuring sustained success.

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