Best Security Practices to Protect Your Remote Workforce in 2022

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As businesses continue to grow and evolve, the workforce is changing with it. More and more employees are working remotely, which can present security risks if not managed correctly. In this blog post, we will discuss the security best practices for remote workers.

We’ll cover endpoint detection, controls that are available in Microsoft 365, MDM (mobile device management), MFA (multi-factor authentication), User Controls, foundational security (firewall), VPNS (virtual private networks), and security awareness training. By following these best practices, you can help keep your data safe and secure!

Endpoint Detection and Response

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is a critical security measure for businesses with remote workers. EDR monitors and detects security threats on devices that are connected to your network. It can also help you investigate and respond to security incidents.

More specifically, EDR can detect malicious or suspicious activity, such as malware, on devices that are connected to your network. It can also help you investigate security incidents by providing visibility into what happened and who was involved.

Controls in Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 includes a number of security controls that can help protect your data, including:

  • Mobile Device Management (MDM): MDM helps you manage and secure mobile devices that are connected to your network.
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): MFA adds an extra layer of security by requiring users to confirm their identity using more than one factor.
  • User Controls: User controls allow you to restrict what users can do with data within your organization.
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP): DLP helps you protect sensitive data from being accidentally or intentionally leaked.

Microsoft 365 also includes security features that can help protect your email and collaboration tools, such as SharePoint and OneDrive. These cloud solutions can help you work more securely from anywhere while keeping you in contact with the rest of your team.

Foundational Security Measures

In addition to the security controls available in Microsoft 365, there are a few other foundational security measures that businesses should take, including:

  • Firewalls: A firewall is a security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic.
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs): A VPN is a private, secure network that allows remote workers to connect to the corporate network.
  • Antivirus Protection: Antivirus software helps protect your devices from malware and other security threats.
  • Email & Network Monitoring: Email and network monitoring can help you detect security threats and prevent data breaches.
  • Security Awareness Training: Security awareness training helps employees understand security risks and how to protect themselves from cyberattacks.

Partner with Cybersecurity Professionals

To ensure that your business is prepared against a cyberattack, it’s important to partner with cybersecurity professionals. They can help assess your security risks and recommend the best security measures for your business.

Cybersecurity professionals are also a great resource because they can help protect you against the most common cyber threats your industry faces. Additionally, they can assist with compliance and other regulations so that you’re prepared for any audit that comes your way.

By following these best practices, you can help keep your data safe and secure. If you have any questions or need help getting started, please contact eMDTec today. We’re here to help!