Securing Remote Workers and Cloud Services

Sep 20, 2023

Securing Remote Workers and Cloud Services

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift toward remote work and cloud-based services. This shift has brought with it new cyber security challenges that organisations must address. In this blog post, we'll examine the unique cyber security challenges that arise when securing remote workers and cloud services and offer guidance on how to address them effectively.

The Challenges of Securing Remote Workers

Remote workers are one of the most significant cyber security challenges facing organisations today. When employees work remotely, they often use personal devices and unsecured networks to access company data, which can create vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can exploit.

Here are some tips on how to address these challenges:

  • Provide employees with secure access to company data: Use virtual private networks (VPNs) or other secure remote access solutions to ensure that remote workers can access company data securely.
  • Implement two-factor authentication: Two-factor authentication can add an extra layer of security to remote access users by requiring a second factor, such as a code sent to a mobile device, in addition to a password. We assist our clients with this, and one of our favourite tools to use is Okta.
  • Educate employees on cyber security best practices: Ensure that employees are trained on how to recognise and respond to cyber security threats, such as phishing emails and malware. There are a lot of great ways to do this – here at BluBiz Solutions, we have implemented staff training through KnowBe4. Get in touch with us today and we can recommend a best fit solution for you.

The Challenges of Securing Cloud Services

Cloud-based services have become increasingly popular in recent years because they offer flexibility, scalability, and cost savings. However, they also introduce unique cyber security challenges, such as:

  • Data protection: Organisations need to ensure that their data is protected both in transit and at rest in the cloud.
  • Vendor risk: When working with cloud service providers, organisations need to ensure that they understand the security controls and processes used by these providers to protect their data.
  • Compliance: Organisations must ensure that they comply with relevant regulations and standards. BluBiz Solutions is ISO 27001 certified; ISO 27001 is the international standard for information security. We can help you get your organisation compliant and secure!

Here are some tips on how to address these challenges:

  • Use encryption: Encrypting data both in transit and at rest can help ensure that it remains secure, even if it is intercepted by a cybercriminal.
  • Conduct due diligence on cloud service providers: Before working with a cloud service provider, conduct due diligence to ensure that they have adequate security controls in place.
  • Implement compliance monitoring: Regularly monitor compliance with relevant regulations and standards to ensure that data is being protected as required.

Partnering for Success: How can we help?

By providing employees with secure access to company data, implementing strong authentication measures, educating employees on cyber security best practices, and implementing encryption and compliance monitoring, organisations can minimise the risk of cyberattacks and protect their sensitive data.

As an ISO 27001 certified company, we know how to help you get your organisation secure and compliant, including protecting your company and staff against social engineering. We can you're your organisation create a security-focused culture and reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. We can recommend training providers and assist in auditing your business to determine where security can be improved. We also offer 24/7 proactive Managed Services – so should the worst happen; we will know and straight away be able to enact mitigating steps to minimise damage and protect your organisation.

Connect with us today at [email protected] and start the conversation on what a BluBiz cloud security solution would look like for your business.

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