IT Infrastructure Essentials For The Digital Office
With COVID-19 pushing Canadian businesses to the digital office, it is important for organizations to understand the risks and mitigation strategies to protect their sensitive data:
Keep your Software Patched
New cybersecurity vulnerabilities are always being discovered. Once a security flaw has been revealed, software developers develop and distribute fixes via security patches. It is important to keep up-to-date with software patch management to ensure that you are always the latest patch.
This includes patches for your organization’s computer’s operating system. For Windows 10 environments, ensure that you have automatic updates turned on, so that the computers can schedule and apply important updates out of office hours.
Keep Redundant and Offsite Backups
Keeping your sensitive data backed up ensures that your business can be up and running in the case of cyberattack. Ransomware relies on the leverage of a business not having access to its data to extort money out of its victims. However, if a company has recent and complete backups of its most important data, its productivity would not be nearly as impacted as if no backups were available.
Ensure your Remote Connections are Protected
Remote connections to your company network such as RDP or VPNs can become security vulnerabilities if they are insecure. Ensure that these remote connections are protected from brute force attacks by enabling multifactor authentication. You can read more about securing your RDP connections in our article here.
Monitor System Logs
System logs are an essential part of diagnosing IT issues in your organization’s network. Important information is displayed in these logs, and monitoring them can reveal suspicious activity caused by malware.
Disaster Recovery Plans
Even with the most robust cybersecurity defenses, no company is completely impervious to attack. Therefore, it is essential for your business to prepare for the case attack.
The move from the physical to the digital office comes at a time when online collaboration tools such as Office 365 are available to maintain company productivity. However, it also comes with new threats to a company, such as an increase in attacks on these digital office cloud tools.
To protect your company, it is important to be become informed on the potential dangers. GIGE’s experts have over 30 years of experience helping companies design and maintain their IT infrastructure. Call us at +1 888 366 4443 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can protect your sensitive data.