Securing Your Remote Workforce

April 15, 2020 3:17 PM | Judy Pfeiffer (Administrator)

Securing Your Remote Workforce

Contributing Authors: Jonathan Harris, Grant Menard and Jake Gregorich are part of the Equilibrium, an Ntiva company, team. A technology firm that strikes the perfect balance between strategic IT project work and IT support work, they are designed to help companies that are aggressively growing through acquisitions achieve their technology goals. 

Due to the remote work paradigm we find ourselves in, technology is the central force driving businesses forward. However, as our reliance on technology increases, cyber-attacks, ransomware, and other data security threats are at an all-time high. For our clients, this requires us to manage and support comprehensive tools and resources that drive efficiencies and collaboration in an environment that is more secure and protected than ever before. These are just a few of the growing technological challenges that have emerged, ultimately effecting the way we do our daily work.

To further prove this point, below is a snapshot of the increase in cyberattacks for the month of March, highlighting the massive spike in bad actors trying to take advantage of the remote workers.

MBBI members are continuing to service their clients and keep business moving forward during these uncertain times, regardless of the type of support provided. Therefore, it is important for us to implement the technical requirements and performance considerations for reliable, safe, remote computing. As the IT group supporting many MBBI members, we’ve developed a list of resources for business requirements and best practices designed to address this challenge. We are in this together.

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So where do we go from here?

Budgets are tight, leaders are being pulled in multiple directions, and the business environment is challenging, so Equilibrium, An Ntiva Company, is doing our part by offering MBBI members a no cost IT Security Cold Audit and a free live, collaborative Cybersecurity Awareness Training Course. Please reach out if you would like to schedule a cold audit or private virtual class for your organization or your partners.

Equilibrium, an Ntiva company, is a technology firm that strikes the perfect balance between strategic IT project work and IT support work to help mid-market sized businesses achieve their technology goals. Our core services include - IT Strategy, Managed Services, Mergers & Acquisition IT Consulting, Disaster Recovery, IT Security, Infrastructure Services, Cloud Solutions, and ERP/CRM/LOB Software Selections.

With experience in assessing IT for M&A deals (before or after Day 1), designing technology solutions, project planning, budgeting, implementing, documenting and supporting systems and network infrastructure, EQ has just what you need to quickly realize the benefits of merger integrations or divestitures. Please visit https://www.ntiva.com/covid-19-business-resources for a comprehensive catalog of highly valuable strategies to engage during this time.  This will help us all get past the challenge presented by COVID-19.

Stay safe and be well.

Contributors:

Jonathan Harris Grant Menard Jake Gregorich
jharris@eqinc.com  gmenard@eqinc.com  jgregorich@eqinc.com
773-639-3715  414-659-2665  630-962-9288

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