Our team have managed to support, deploy and enable a staggering 2156 users to work from home last week. Whilst amid arranging VPN’s, remote desktops, ironing out the odd person who took their workstation home, we too have been deploying our remote working strategy.
With the enablement of cloud adoption, we can use the tools needed to support our clients from anywhere (subject to having internet!). I want to personally thank our team for their commitment in providing this level of service without complaint. Juggling working from home with children, cats, dogs and a 98% support ticket increase can’t have been easy but we work together, even remotely.
Upon returning to the office we will be reviewing our clients’ remote working needs and have set an R&D budget aside to build a remote access platform for your business. This will harness the power of Microsoft Azure and allow businesses to benefit from a robust on demand subscription-based model.
This week has shown just how agile the cloud is for small and medium businesses, allowing staff to pickup their belongings and move into their home office, kitchen table or lap. Most SMB’s will be using Microsoft Office 365 suite and as a Microsoft Gold Partner we, at Matrix, have put together the following security considerations to help you combat data theft and meet GDPR compliance.
Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)
If there’s one thing you can do today, more important than ordering your morning cup of coffee, it is to enable MFA. MFA is simply something you know (password) and something you have (app on your phone). This prevents phishing attacks (hacking attacks) from gaining your login details and using them to compromise your account giving access to all email and data.
Click here for the Microsoft how to: https://bit.ly/2U6RNgK
KPI’s are key to an optimal business in measuring success. Microsoft provide a security scoring portal for your Office 365 environment. This portal provides a benchmark against the industry and global averages versus your security score. It details improvement actions that you can apply to help add extra layers of security around your data.
Click here to login to your secure score portal: https://securescore.office.com/
We will be working closely with Microsoft and other vendors in the coming months to build a remote access platform for your business. This will harness the power of Microsoft Azure and allow businesses to benefit from a robust on demand subscription-based model.