Tips for Ensuring a Secure Employee Telework Environment

Posted by Denny Dean on Thu, Mar 19, 2020

By Denny Dean, CISO, CyberSecurity Practice Director


MARCH 19, 2020 – At Focus Technology, IT security is always top of mind. If you’re implementing telework options, consider these six key recommendations:

  • Update VPNs, network infrastructure devices, and devices being used to remote into work environments with the latest software patches and security configurations

  • Alert employees to an expected increase in phishing attempts

  • Ensure IT security personnel are prepared to ramp up the following remote access cybersecurity tasks: log review, attack detection, and incident response and recovery

  • Implement MFA on all VPN connections to increase security. If MFA is not implemented, require teleworkers to use strong passwords

  • Ensure IT security personnel test VPN limitations to prepare for mass usage and, if possible, implement modifications, such as rate limiting, to prioritize users that will require higher bandwidths

  • Know who and how to report security incidents, phishing, malware, and other cybersecurity concerns

Need assistance? Contact your Focus account manager or vCIO, call our Helpdesk 877-303-0480 or email support@focustsi.com.

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