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Improve the security of your remote team with these tips

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought consequences that no one expected. In the workplace, companies around the world decided to make way for a new, hitherto unexplored form of working (from home). As a consequence result, the chances of being attacked have virtually increased. So that’s where the importance of improving the security of your remote team lies.

In this sense, in this article, we bring you some recommendations to protect the internal processes of your team while the contingency of Coronavirus remains. Furthermore, you’ll be sure to take all the necessary precautions to avoid latent threats on the web. However, let us first know what changes the pandemic has brought. 

Changes in workflow due to COVID-19

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They say that in crises there are opportunities. The truth is that, since the spread of the Coronavirus was declared a pandemic last March, many specialists are trying to see the positive side of the situation. This is how some productivity trends have changed, and here we show you some of them.

More opportunities for remote workers

Remote working has demolished the main limitations of distance that companies had about workers from other continents. This is, in short, a great opportunity for both parties, companies, and specialists, to associate and make the most of their relationship.

Increased use of communications platforms

Companies are making more frequent use of applications and internal communication tools to manage their remote teams. In this way, they also ensure that they feel part of the team.

A more dispersed network infrastructure

When working from home, your team members will most likely access your company’s network from their devices. Therefore, there will be a greater number of access to desktops. This increases the vulnerabilities of your company’s internal network as a result.

Tips to improve the digital security of your remote team

Here are some tips you can follow to improve the security of your remote team. Follow them and the chances of your team suffering a cyber attack will decrease dramatically.

Create a ‘best practices’ document for remote working

In our opinion, creating a document that guides your team from home is the first thing you should do. This file will be key to standardizing your company’s relevant digital security recommendations. This way, your team members can follow the same rules to maintain the necessary security measures when working from home.

Enable multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA), as it’s also known, is a digital security measure that is ideal for today’s remote working conditions. More specifically, it serves to counteract any threat when accessing, for example, the corporate network or cloud services.

Strengthen your passwords through a strong password change policy

Fortifying or strengthening your company’s passwords is the next step in keeping your team safe from common web threats. Use combinations of letters, numbers, and special characters to find the most secure keys. Also, be sure to make them unique and not repeat them on more than one login account.

Update applications on all your company’s devices and endpoints

Keeping your company’s applications and devices up to date are synonymous with security. This way, you can be sure that you are up to date with the tools your team uses to keep them productive. Remember: updates always bring the latest application security measures.

Increase the capacity of your company’s VPN connection

Expand the capacity of your company’s private network. This will allow the VPN to handle the additional performance due to the increase in remote workers on your team. Of course, testing network security beforehand is also critical.

Train all your team members with digital security best practices

Last but not least, create a frequent training plan to keep your team members up to date on the most effective network security practices. Many of them may never have had the opportunity to work remotely, so they must be guided in the best way.

Use secure remote desktop software

These tools are crucial for any team working remotely. The main reason is that the person providing technical support is not physically available. In this situation, it is best to use remote access software.

Which remote access tool is best for your team?

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In terms of security, both TeamViewer and AnyDesk are remote desktop software that offers their users protected connections. Therefore, we leave it up to you to choose the option that suits you best.

TeamViewer, easy deployment and simple operation

With it, you can…

  • Print files remotely.
  • Conduct online meetings.
  • Transfer large files.
  • Have unsupervised access to other devices.
  • Quickly provide support.
  • Access 4K remote desktop.
  • Integrate with multiple operating systems.
  • Familiarize yourself quickly with a friendly and intuitive interface.

AnyDesk, speed, and lightness

It offers…

  • Quick connection between devices.
  • Light running program.
  • File transfer.
  • Remote printing.
  • Easy to remember identification numbers.
  • Portable option.
  • Communication by chat.
  • Virtual whiteboard.

In case you want to try a demo version of both TeamViewer and AnyDesk, don’t hesitate to contact us. At GB Advisors we are a group of Digital Security and ITSM software implementation experts that is committed to helping you build a more secure digital ecosystem for your company.

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