When considering network management and support, one of the key things to think about is how to monitor business infrastructure, such as servers, switches, routers and other elements.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.
Here at Datcom, we help many of our clients ensure their business data is backed up. Let’s look into why it’s worth considering if your business needs to evaluate its backup requirements.Read More
Microsoft has stopped official support for Windows 7, more importantly, you may not have heard that this was also the case for their Server 2008 and Server 2008 r2 operating systems. You will no longer receive software updates for either system, making your data vulnerable. What should you do about it?Read More