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.

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.

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.

Pandemic pushes millions to the cloud

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.

Don’t forget about security while working from home

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 sure that the home workstation is safe, secure and pre-configured to work in the event of an emergency.

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.

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 the spread of illnesses.

Does your company have a Remote Work Plan?

 

By Mike Gilmore, RESULTS Chief Compliance Officer

 

Does your business have a contingency plan in case a large number of employees need to work from home? Remote working is becoming easier than ever and is a smart way to prevent the spread of germs.