Ten months into the pandemic and it is apparent the work-from-home movement isn’t going away anytime soon. Unfortunately, things may never return to the “old norm” and it is time for businesses to make IT decisions based on that reality. Putting tech investments on hold while waiting out the current crisis could be very detrimental to existing cybersecurity postures.

Right now is the perfect time for SMBs to rethink and revise to create leaner and more efficient operations.

What does this stack look like?

  • VPNs (Virtual Private Networks)
    VPNs encrypt all traffic, which is critical for those working from home or who frequently travel and log into critical business systems using suspect internet connections.
  • Endpoint protection (EDR)
    Endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions operate outside the corporate network to stop malware infiltrations and allow MSPs to initiate immediate response actions.
  • Email Security
    Remote workers need adequate layers of email security to help prevent incoming attacks from messages laden with malware and phishing schemes.
  • Secure File Share
    All firms need the capability of sending large files securely using a secure link or other form of encryption for sharing sensitive information.
  • Cybersecurity training
    Your cybersecurity defenses are only as strong as your employees. Every end-user should be undergoing constant cybersecurity training and phishing testing to ensure your human cyber shield is fully secure.
  • Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)
    Credential controls are essential for securing your client’s digital crown jewels. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a simple best practice that adds an extra layer of protection on top of your user name and password. MFA strengthens access security by requiring two methods to verify your identity.
  • Backup, backup, backup
    A distributed workforce increases the likelihood of lost data. Data backup is non-optional. Backup needs to include data and applications on every workstation – including business-related information stored on personal devices.

ACE IT Solutions designs and deploys robust solutions to support WFH environments to meet each client’s specific needs and budget requirements. Contact ACE IT Solutions info@aceits.net or 646-558-5575 for more details about securing your WFH environment.

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