Remote Workforce Solutions
With more and more businesses relying on a remote workforce due to COVID-19, Panurgy is working to ensure our clients have secure access to their networks and their employees have the right tools in place to work safely and efficiently.
Our team of engineers and help desk staff continue to operate at full capacity to fully support you and your workforce. Panurgy has put together crucial cyber security tools and effective collaboration tools to provide productivity, collaboration, and secure access, including:
- Secure connectivity (VPN) for accessing files and resources on your network
- Remote Management Tools in place such as: Office 365, Teams, Zoom, and Slack
- Security and protection from new and evolving security threats
- Secure turnkey teleworking solutions
- Laptop fulfillment, with security and backup features
If you and your IT team need extra hands right now—or solutions to help your employees work SECURELY from home—we have software tools, expert staff, and resources available. To gain a clear view of the security and protection you need in place today, sign up for our free consultation.
Guidelines and Tips for Employees Working from Home
While your employees are working remotely, here are a few important best practices to implement in order to protect the security of your organization’s data.
If an employee is using their own device (laptop, PC, etc.) to connect to the company’s network, it is important that certain protocols be followed to ensure that hardware and software remains secure and safe. Unbeknownst to them, their personal hardware could contain a virus or malware, which could be spread to your company’s network.
Additionally, it becomes more of a challenge to verify the legitimacy of emails, and you may be unfamiliar with policies and procedures as they pertain to a work-from-home environment.
This list is intended for guidance and information purposes only. If you have any questions regarding these tips, please reach out to your IT provider for additional information.
- Ensure you have the ability to lock your devices (laptop, PC, etc.) and any business-related information when not in use.
- Avoid using your personal devices for work-related business, unless your device is professionally monitored, secured, and updated by a qualified IT support team member.
- Protect the data you are accessing by using a VPN to log into the company network. To ensure you are protecting data visible on your screen, a general suggestion is to use a screen protector, which is especially critical for employees who are required to be HIPAA-compliant, PCI-compliant, etc.
- Do not let family members, friends, or anyone but yourself use company-owned devices or personal devices used for business purposes.
- Use strong, unique passwords on all your devices and accounts to prevent unauthorized access.
- Enable WPA-2 or higher encryption.
- Ensure your local router firmware is up to date.
- Limit the use of public Wi-Fi. Always use a VPN when connecting to public Wi-Fi. Never use public Wi-Fi to send sensitive information without a VPN!
- Ensure all personal devices are secured with company-provided or personally owned anti-virus and anti-malware software.
Remote Work Employee Awareness
- Be extremely cautious of email phishing scams.
- Limit social media use.
- Don’t reveal business itineraries, corporate info, daily routines, etc.
Essentials tools to ensure your employees are working safely, securely, and productively.
Below you will find documents and apps to get the most out of working remotely, along with suggestions for keeping your data safe from cyber-attacks, viruses, and hackers while working from home.