As we monitor the ongoing developments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) we recognize the need for businesses to work remotely to continue their operations. For over 18 years, SpartanTec has provided business and IT consulting services to businesses in both Carolinas. We have a long track record of helping our clients enjoy more stress-free productivity, lowered costs, and competitive advantages. That’s why we published this guide. What was a fast-growing trend among small and medium businesses that has been drastically increasing productivity, cutting costs, and driving more profit to the bottom line, is now a necessary tool to help stay operational.

Different parts of the world are in different phases of COVID-19 and require different approaches to fight the virus and keep businesses open and operational. Social distancing is prevalent in the United States’ strategy, which involves advising workers to work from home whenever possible. Self-quarantine or self-isolation is hoped to help slow down the spread of the virus.

Remote access comes with its own set of disadvantages, like being susceptible to online security threats. Remote workers have the potential for online information security breaches of company policies that they are working for.

Use Strong Passwords and Automate Them

Ensure you protect your accounts using strong passwords. There are still people who use the same password on different accounts. If you are one of them, then you’re giving a cybercriminal the chance to guess one password and bingo all of your accounts using the same password are now compromised. Unique passwords are a must for each account. Do not include personal information in your passwords as those are the first a hacker can guess.

Two Factor Authentication

Two Factor Authentication (2FA) add additional layers of protection to all your accounts. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) when security is an absolute necessity (ie. HIPPA, legal, credit card numbers, social security numbers).

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

VPNs enables employees to work remotely as if their devices were directly connected to their employer’s private network. It helps with online privacy, encrypting internet traffic, making it unreadable to potential hackers.

SpartanTec has been helping businesses train their employees to recognize suspicious emails since 2006. Contact us today about how we can help your business with Remote Employees & Network Security.

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