Category Archives: Working Remotely

The Year in Review – Cybersecurity in the Year of the Pandemic

2020 was a year like no other in recent memory. For years, regulators have required that annual Risk Assessments include rating the risk of pandemics… now we know why. Banks, like all businesses were largely caught by surprise with minimal plans in place when the shutdown happened. Because banks are required to provide essential services […]

Now is the time to implement multi-factor authentication

Cyber attacks are not slowing down. And with more and more people accessing company networks remotely, the problem is only getting worse. All it takes is one compromised credential or legacy application to cause a data breach. Now is the time to step up your security. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a security system that verifies […]

Risk Levels of Various Remote Access Methods

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The pandemic has forced many of us to implement work from home procedures. But what are the risks associated with permitting network access from outside of the secure perimeter of your company’s internal network? To keep your business safe, make sure you have at least the minimum security measures in place. Office vs. Home Office […]

Social Distancing for Your Network

For years, examiners have pressed banks to incorporate pandemics in their GLBA risk assessment and provide appropriate planning to address a possible pandemic. Until this year, that risk seemed remote. It was difficult to imagine just how strongly a pandemic could affect not only the bank, but the entire community, region, nation, and world. Community […]

Is your internet bandwidth enough for remote work?

How’s your internet connection these days? Internet usage has skyrocketed and if you’re one of the millions of people who are working remotely, you may have noticed some problems. Do you have enough bandwidth to handle work-related processes? If your company doesn’t have IT support, you may have to figure this out on your own. […]

Work from Home Tech Tips

WFH Tech Tip #1 Turn your old cell phone into a webcam! Have you tried to order a webcam lately? They are in short supply, especially if you want to spend less than $50. One of our clever engineers mentioned during our daily Microsoft Teams meeting that he was using an old cell phone for […]

Pandemic pushes millions to the cloud

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COVID-19 is now a global pandemic. Millions of people are affected as countries go on lockdown to halt the spread of the disease. Many employees are forced to work from home. That’s why there’s a sudden surge in demand for cloud-based services worldwide. Can the web infrastructure survive this pandemic, too? Even before the pandemic, […]

Don’t forget about security while working from home

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A short while ago, we discussed preparing and testing a Remote Work Plan as COVID-19 was becoming more prevalent. The time for planning is now past and most businesses that can support home workers should already have that plan in operation. The Home Workstation Probably the most important aspect of working from home is making […]

Collaborate remotely with Microsoft Teams

More and more people are forced to work from home to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic. But Microsoft Teams is rising to meet the needs of affected companies. This powerful tool recently underwent several changes to make it easier for its users to effectively collaborate and communicate with each other. What is Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams […]

Does your bank have a Remote Work Plan?

All banks are required to assess the risk of a pandemic to their business and have a plan to address providing continued service during such an event.  Does your plan include a contingency to allow some employees to work from home? Remote working is becoming easier than ever and is a smart way to prevent […]