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Employees are the front lines of defense. Hence, providing them with the necessary tools and training is essential to identify and avoid attacks is crucial.
Fremont, CA: Business leaders always prioritize bolstering security. The coronavirus pandemic has compelled businesses to adopt remote work culture. Therefore, business leaders should address and prepare for long-term working outside the four walls of their organization. Maintaining and prioritizing security is a responsibility for both employees and leaders. Business leaders need to provide employees with sufficient and effective training to identify phishing attempts and malicious activity.
Let us look at how businesses can prioritize and maintain security for a long-term remote workforce:
Utilizing the Cloud
Storing company data and enabling file-sharing through a public cloud or private cloud platform can streamline work as well as business operations while helping security teams secure remote access more efficiently. A cloud platform can also be utilized as a part of the 3-2-1 data backup strategy—three copies of data on two different media with one copy offsite for disaster recovery—to keep an organization from becoming a data disaster statistic.
Employee Training and Education
Without education and training, employees can put their organization in greatest risk. Unfortunately, security is like a company’s least informed employee. Nevertheless, with adequate training and the right processes in place, leaders can enable employees to become cyber-defenders. Employees are the front lines of defense against. Hence, providing them with the necessary tools and training is essential to identify and avoid attacks is crucial.
Establishing a Disaster Recovery Plan
Too often, companies address security issues on a reactive versus proactive basis. Also, sometimes security is addressed after an issue has already taken place. Having a plan in place before a crisis occurs ensures would help mitigate organizational damage. Without an appropriate plan or strategy in place, disaster response turns out to be a series of real-time tactics to put out fires and bleeds resources and time.
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