Cyber Resilience at Home
Businesses that have had work-from-home options in place for a long time also have policies and guidance for establishing a functional and cyber-resilient home office. For those businesses that are new to work-from-home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I hope that my recent experience will suggest some steps you can take even now to increase the cyber resilience of your home office.
Cyber Protection for the Enterprise
True Image is the company’s consumer/prosumer product. Organizations that are needing to centrally-manage cyber protection—especially given the surge in its remote workforce—should take a look at Cyber Protect Cloud service available through managed service providers. This product is an AI-enhanced solution that integrates data protection with cybersecurity, empowering enterprises and service providers with prevention, detection, response, recovery, and forensic capabilities. The product is enriched with next-generation, full-stack antimalware and anti-ransomware protection and comprehensive endpoint management tools like patch management, vulnerability assessment, and remote management. Built on top of Acronis’ highly-regarded backup and disaster recovery solution, Cyber Protect Cloud simplifies onboarding, daily operations, and reporting while combating advanced attacks. Additionally, Acronis is rapidly rolling out the following features in the product in response to the COVID-19 pandemic such as:
- Easy Remote Desktop access from Windows or Mac.
When Cyber Protection Console is used on a Mac, it can launch RDP client from the management console, same like on Windows to add more flexibility for Mac-based admin.
- VPN for Increased security.
We can install a VPN appliance in the corporate network and initiate disaster recovery scenario. Thus, remote workers will have access to the corporate network via L2 VPN.
- Special protection plan for remote workers.
Predefined protection plans for office and remote workers— with more strict options (more frequent backups, “deny all” option for Active Protection and URL filtering, Battery).
- URL filtering that protects from COVID-19 scams.
Block COVID-19 fake news, malicious and phishing sites by URL filtering. Database of such URLs will be updated regularly and promptly.
- Mission critical telecommute apps priority patching.
Popular collaboration and VPN apps added into VA/PM database to provide additional security: Zoom, Teams, Skype, WebEx, Slack, TeamViewer and dozen popular VPN clients.