One moment we are working and going about our lives in a normal way, and within a few weeks the entire world changed. We are all told to shelter in place, work from home if possible, home school our children and only leave home to buy food and essentials. It sounds like the start of a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel, but of course it’s not, this is our new reality.
These changes happened so suddenly and on such a massive scale that many companies did not have time to implement well thought out or well-equipped work from home plans. For many it was a mad scramble with the mentality of “whatever we can do to make it work.” While we have made it work for over almost two months, now it is time to start thinking about how to bring employees back to the office.
The urgency and threat of a global pandemic forced us to do many things differently than we would have in a normal environment. Cyber security polices/procedures was one area that often got pushed aside in the rush to set up employees remotely.
The FBI reports that Cyberattacks have spiked 400% during the pandemic!
Whether you are planning for employees to return to the office environment, or continuing to have employees work from home for an extended period of time, now is a good time to review your current security policies, ensure you are following them, and decide if new policies should be implemented.
Here are some important steps that will help you maintain a good security posture with returning employees:
Following these important steps will help you maintain or improve your company’s security posture as we work though these challenging times. Let Saville help you ensure the security of your network and your business. We can assist you with everything from dark web credential scanning, internal vulnerability scanning to overall network security. Whatever your needs, Saville Client Technology Services is here to help you.
Contact your Saville Relationship Manager or Saville’s IT Director John Jordan at 214-922-9727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.