27 Mar Is your organisation remotely ready?
It wouldn’t quite feel right if the Australian government said, ‘jump’ and nationally we chanted, ‘how high?’, we are not a dictatorship after all. Instead, we are a globalised, multicultural society with vastly different values and beliefs. What we do have in common however, is a nationalistic team mentality and we are definitely geared for competition, even if it means beating a virus instead of a sporting opponent.
While the focus is on our healthcare system’s resilience and the community banding together to stay apart, we are leaving business digital real estate out for pasture, vulnerable to cyber attacks. Large numbers of corporate employees have taken leave from the office environment to their home desks, mostly on instruction from their employer. Faster Networks do not want to add to the gloom of present day current affairs and we won’t but, we want to remind you that protecting data is still as important as ever. We need to play smart when it comes to protecting our data, especially when it is being relied upon to keep things running as smoothly as possible.
What does it mean to have corporate Australia working from home in response to COVID-19? There are clear guidelines on the definition of social distancing but what about our technical spaces? Are we able to keep hackers away from our systems so that we can get on with our job? Yes, absolutely.
We found this helpful article from Cynch about cyber fitness and cyber planning. Use it as a useful guide in asking the right questions to take your business online and remote. It’s targeted at small businesses but many of the suggestions mentioned therein are relevant for large organisations too. They have gone through the process themselves and are sharing their tips to make the transition to a home office, with multiple users, as seamless as possible. It’s not too late to put a fence around your business data.
Faster Networks help businesses protect their digital assets. We are a cyber security partner that brings the best software solutions that anticipate and fix digital vulnerabilities. Our areas of expertise includes Vulnerability Management, Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR), Application Security, Infrastructure Security, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection and Application Pentesting.