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3 Reasons Why You Need Policies to Communicate Security Expectations to Your Remote Workforce

If you’re relying on unspoken or informal standards to communicate security expectations to your remote workforce, then you can expect to have some confusion and gaps in the way your company is managing cybersecurity. Documented security policies are what you need to inform employees about acceptable behavior, and to help them to understand their role in maintaining cybersecurity.

Lack of Security Policies = Cybersecurity Red Flag

If you need to follow regulatory compliance for protecting information, you probably already know that a good chunk of your cybersecurity strategy is in deciding how you’re going to control access to information with security policies. The creation of security policies, however, is important for any business that wants to provide consistency in how they handle data.

XPERTECHS Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Ellicott City, Maryland – July 28, 2020 – XPERTECHS, has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.

For the 13th year running, MSPs from around the globe completed an exhaustive survey and application this spring to self-report product offerings, annual total and recurring revenues, profits, revenue mix, growth opportunities and company and customer demographic information.

XPERTECHS Fast-Tracked Virtual Upsizing at Friedman, Framme and Thrush, P.A.

The remote work transition for law firm Friedman, Framme and Thrush didn’t start in March of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic caused companies to send their employees home to work. It actually began nearly five years earlier when Bill Thrush, managing partner, set a plan in motion to downsize the physical footprint of the company, while upsizing its virtual footprint.

Remote Work Slows Creative Process But Reveals Resilience at Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS

You can’t blame the people at Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS if they feel a little out of sorts as they work from their individual remote locations during the COVID-19 public health crisis. After all, the work they do in architectural design is all about creating physical spaces that not only set the stage for daily life, they stimulate the kind of human interactions that build community.

Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS Switched to XPERTECHS Just in Time for the Remote Work Exodus

When Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS decided to change IT support companies, they had no idea how much this decision would affect their ability to continue business operations in the coming weeks. Their first day of onboarding with XPERTECHS was on March 1st, 2020 and at that time, no one had any idea that the country would soon be submerged in a public health crisis that would force the company to send all their employees home to work.

What to Do if You Fall For a Phishing Scam

Cybercriminals are opportunist predators and right now they are exploiting fears and concerns about COVID-19 in order to get people to click on links, open attachments, or give away confidential information in response to a message that is delivered in an email.

4-Point Security Analysis for Your Remote Workforce

Unless you already had a remote workforce before the COVID-19 pandemic, the way you set up your employees to work from home may have inadvertently exposed your company to security risks. While some risks emerged because your people are not working inside your corporate perimeter anymore, other risks have always been there, but their importance has increased.

Time to Control Your Domain Neighborhood

An accounting clerk gets an email from the CEO of his company. He thinks it’s a little strange, but he proceeds to follow the instructions in the email to purchase several gift cards and reply back with the gift card ID numbers. When the clerk goes to the CEO a day later to ask about getting reimbursed for the gift cards, the CEO says, “What gift cards?” 

If only the clerk had looked a little closer at the email address.