Business Continuity in Corona Crisis
Best practices to ensure data security while working remotely
Coronavirus has disrupted daily life for so many around the world in a shockingly short span of time. Lifestyles have shifted. A new normal, albeit a panic-stricken one, has set in. One-third of the global population is under lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus. Many organizations have adopted temporary work-from-home measures to keep themselves up and running.
Sysadmins are tasked with ensuring that business continuity is not compromised even in the face of significant disruptions from events like the COVID-19 outbreak. Apart from enabling employees to access organizational resources remotely, it is a sysadmin’s job to ensure that security is not compromised during these crucial times.
In light of economic uncertainty, organizations can’t afford to let a costly security breach occur. When an organization’s corporate devices are used for personal needs, one wrong application is all it takes to put corporate data at risk from a security breach. One thing coronavirus has taught us is that a complete lockdown could turn out to be the best solution for battling this pandemic. Similarly, when corporate devices leave the security of your network, locking down devices might be your safest bet.
Thanks to SaaS applications, a browser and a good internet connection are all it takes to get work done remotely. To ensure the security of data handled by SaaS applications, browsers should be hardened. Here are some best practices for sysadmins to ensure data security while working remotely.
- Prevent drive-by attacks
- Detect and remove harmful add-ons
- Ensure security and improve users’ productivity by blocking unauthorized applications