Corona virus and the remote worker solution
Updated: Apr 7
Last week a client in Curacao called in for an emergency implementation for a vpn solution. Since the client already had a good network infrastructure the request itself was easily implemented.
However organizations needs to be aware If malware already exists on your employees’ home computers and you send them home to work (without a company issued laptop), your network will undoubtedly be opened to a new attack vector. For example, imagine a keylogger already being installed on a personal computer, recording every username and every password your employee types — this includes your VPN, all of your cloud/SaaS platforms, and internal web applications, etc. The vast majority of companies are not using multi-factor authentication throughout their environment, so once an employee is authenticated to the VPN a hacker would be able to access all the internal applications with those stolen credentials.
Use a traditional VPN that relies on the bandwidth of both the company and the remote worker
Move to thin desktop clients, in conjunction with a virtual desktop infrastructure solution to provide access to employee applications,
Use SaaS solutions such as Office 365.
You need to take into account the security of the end point device
As an IT Service provider that is driven by technologies that are optimized for remote support and maintenance we will provide an immediate, scalable, and effective solution to get ahead of the problem before it grows and causes damage.
Contact us to discuss your options and implement the best solution for your remote workers.