Over the last few months, the world has experienced the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Numerous countries are now on lockdown, and vigorous rules and regulations are being implemented to reduce the rate at which COVID-19 is spreading.

As a result, it has had a huge impact on the economy and the way businesses are running; namely, more team members are being asked to work remotely. While this is helping the pandemic, it also poses numerous efficiency and security risks.

To protect sensitive firm data and ensure your firm can thrive, we urge you to:

  • Look for ways you can provide additional value and hope in this time of fear to your team, clients and those you don’t currently serve
  • Test any remote access solutions ahead of time and ensure that its protected by multi factor authentication
  • Think about how phone calls are going to be dealt with, can your team use soft phones that connect to your phone system using a computer with a headset or can you have everyone with a phone handset at their home or do you need to divert calls to mobile phones
  • Ensure computers being used for remote access are secure, your team should be using firm owned devices under our management and protection or talk to us about adding personal computers under our management
  • Keep team members informed and educated in great cyber security practices
  • Be a great leader for your team, inspire and look after both their physical and mental wellbeing in this time of hysteria

To get certainty with this please call the office on 08 6244 2556 or submit the form at the top of the page.