Reducing IT risks while teleworking is possible!
Implementing a teleworking policy is not without risks, and the consequences can be very serious. Businesses must take preventive measures to secure their working environment, even if remote.
Companies must bear in mind the impact of a lack of foresight. A cybercriminal attack can have very significant consequences.
Below is an infographic produced by the Ozitem group, setting out the two most important best practices of an employer in the context of teleworking.
1) Control the equipment made available to teleworkers
- Separate uses with dedicated user sessions
When working from home, employees take risks without even knowing it. They connect to tools which may not be secure.
It is essential to separate professional tools from personal tools. If the company has configured a computer with secure access, firewalls and other antivirus software, only this equipment must be used. Teleworking risks increase when employees use their personal laptops, tablets or smartphones to log in, reply to emails, etc. The problem is, these tools are very rarely protected.
- Controlling the activity of your employees
This is not about policing, but actually about security. By setting up a logging system for each employee’s activity on their tools (access, activity, etc.), it will be easier in the event of an attack to find the weak point in your information system and therefore identify appropriate solutions to avoid any further incidents.
2) Secure all remote access
- Secure the remote connection: systematic use of a VPN
This is a key point. When teleworking, your employees will have to connect to your network remotely, leaving many doors open to people with malicious intent. This network must be secured as much as possible, particularly through the use of an SSL VPN, which will encrypt information, making it less accessible.
- Perform complete equipment analysiss
Having antivirus software is one thing, using it correctly is another. It is important to perform complete analyses to ensure that viruses, on any scale, cannot corrupt your tools. Once again, antivirus software must be updated regularly to increase its effectiveness.
In conclusion, communication is essential to ensure the security of your information system when teleworking. All of your employees must be aware of the risk and be fully equipped to reduce it.
Teleworking is still new for some companies, so if you have any questions about the implementation of a secure system, do not hesitate to contact the Ozitem group.
Our experts will be able to carry out a security audit to detect the flaws in your system and ensure that you can work in complete peace of mind, even remotely.