11 Things To Have In Your Coronavirus Business Continuity Plan
From implementing user-specific access control policies and presenting applications through the cloud to preparing for staff augmentation and core system outages, here are the big issues a coronavirus business continuity plan should address.
Visibility Into Users And Devices Seeking Remote Access
Employers were moving their entire company remotely so quickly during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic that they didn’t always know what types of devices should be seeking virtual access to the corporate network and if they had permission to do so, according to Frank Lento, senior director and global head of Cisco’s Global Security Sales Partner Organization.
As a result, Lento said businesses were challenged to ensure they were working in a trusted environment and had secured both workforce and workplace. With remote work potentially becoming permanent, Lento said customers and employees need to become comfortable working in a remote location and being secure.
Some of the most effective ways to secure remote workers include endpoint security, multifactor authentication and DNS protection to defend against malware, Lento said. When COVID-19 began, people and equipment moved rapidly to keep businesses profitable and productive, and companies are now doubling back to make sure their security tools are keeping their data safe and compliant.