From the 5th November, the country will start a new four-week lockdown. Over this period Datcom will continue to provide the highest level of support and service to our clients, no matter whether you are working from home, in the office or on the road.Read More
Lots of businesses have switched to WFH arrangements, in the short term you do what needs to be done to continue operating, longer term consideration on how to work and secure your data is essential to protecting your business.
Basic security knowledgeAre you confident that your users are trained and aware of phishing, spam and vishing attacks and what to look out for?
Strong passwordsDo your users have unique, strong passwords set on their home devices and mobile equipment?
Anti-VirusHave they got anti-virus installed and is it up to date and effective? Is it licenced for business use?
UpdatesIs the device up to date with all software and hardware updates to ensure security issues have been resolved?
DataAre the users storing potentially company specific data or data which falls under GDPR regulations on their personal devices? Who else might have access to this data? Have they the ability to copy this to other devices, such as USB and Dropbox, without your knowledge ?
Remote AccessHow are your users going to connect to the work network and how is this secured?
MitigationThere are several options and potential resolutions to the questions above. Please see our separate article on how to work from home securely and also our article on remote access solutions for long term remote working.
Are you getting the most from your Microsoft 365 subscription? Are you using Power Apps or Power Automate to help make efficiency and cultural improvements in your business? Here is an example at Datcom of how we used Power Apps to improve team members communication and to prompt team working.Read More