Protecting your Home Operating Environment from a cyber-attack during COVID-19 is essential. Minimise the risk of a cyber-attack on your business with enterprise grade security solutions.
COVID-19 SCAMS | IT SECURITY | CYBER SECURITY | MANAGED IT SERVICES SYDNEY
These are challenging times as we grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it has had on business. As IT Service Providers, we have been actively assisting organisations who have adopted work-from-home policies. Whilst remote access has many advantages, it has also highlighted potential security vulnerabilities. For example, a home operating environment can pose as a significant security risk to a business if security capabilities on devices have not been implemented.
We know that cyber attackers are taking advantage and exploiting businesses with COVID-19 scams. Our blog Beware of COVID-19 Scams covers this in detail. As well as the phishing emails, malicious links and online scams, attackers are targeting people who are working from home. Attackers are targeting individuals who haven’t applied the same security on their networks as would be in place in a corporate environment. Furthermore, attackers are aware that in the panic of implementing work from home policies, many organisations did not prepare the right technologies to ensure security protections. As a result, the risk of a cyber security attack is much higher.
Providing Robust Security Measures to Minimise Cyber Attacks Within Your Home Operating Environment
To minimise the threat of a cyber-attack within a home operating environment, businesses must ensure all devices whether privately owned or business owned, are equipped with essential security capabilities. As mentioned above, we must mirror the same network practices that exist within an office, to all remote environments. Some of these security measures include:
- Computer Operating System is up-to-date;
- Securely connecting users to cloud and on-premise applications;
- Endpoint protection on devices;
- Secure VPN connection;
- Implementing multi-factor authentication;
- Password security;
- Email content filtering.
Furthermore, it’s also important to avoid mixing business with pleasure. Using your work laptop for personal purposes can be risky business for both yourself and company.
How can Techstream Solutions assist?
As a Managed IT Service Provider, Techstream Solutions can ensure your business operates in a secure environment. We will proactively manage and monitor every aspect of your IT infrastructure. Most importantly, we will provide enterprise grade security solutions for home operating environments to minimise the risk of a cyber security threat to your business.
Techstream Solutions is currently offering a Home Security Checklist service. For those who may be concerned, we can offer peace of mind. We will assess your Home Operating Environment safely via our remote access tools and provide a full health report that outlines any vulnerabilities. Best of all, we can further assist with implementing the necessary security measures required to protect you.
Please note, whilst Techstream Solutions will provide expert security solutions to maximise protection, we cannot 100% guarantee a cyber attack will never occur based on technology alone. Cyber security calls for a business-focused holistic approach. This includes understanding security risks, staff training and education to name a few.
IT Security Sydney
Techstream Solutions are Sydney IT consultants located in the business district of Frenchs Forest on the Northern Beaches. We are proud of our reputation for providing a bespoke IT support service to our clients. With a dedicated computer support help desk and easy ticket management system, our highly experience consultants and engineers are readily available to provide effective ITC support assistance. After all, we understand that downtime can be stressful and frustrating. Enjoy maximum efficiency within your workplace technology environment. We will resolve IT issues swiftly. Furthermore, our Technical Engineers can attend to all your business computer support requirements including managed IT, cloud services, backup and recovery, and cryptolocker decryption security. Our IT consultants can manage every aspect of your ITC infrastructure projects and upgrades.