An Unprecedented Shift: New Remote Workplace Challenges

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The sudden shift to a near all-remote workforce is creating new, unprecedented workloads on IT Departments around the globe.

When working remotely, many employees connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) which allows the user to connect their computer to their office network. This access lets employees utilize all office resources from their home. While this makes teleworking much easier, it can also create heightened security risks.

According to a list from K2 Intelligence as outlined in a recent article in JDSupra, these are some of the key factors IT Departments should consider when setting up secure VPN services for employees:

Ensuring software is updated, deploying regular security patches and ensuring all users have appropriate privileges while working from home is key to a safe, virtual working environment. Continuous communication with the IT Department will be crucial for all employees during this difficult time.

K2 Intelligence recommends the following be included as part of the communication protocol:

This “new normal” creates unique challenges at every angle, especially from a cybersecurity perspective. Talk to your trusted RCM&D advisor today if you have any questions regarding staying safe in today’s virtual world.