The flu went around our office for about three weeks in February. There was one day when we had one person on holiday, one away at a cyber security conference, and everyone else off ill apart from two technicians and me.
We managed very well though I do say so myself. Everyone did their essential tasks and anything else they felt capable of and we were back to normal within ten days or so.
Key to this business resilience was being able to work remotely from home in and around Edinburgh. Our team are able to connect to our SharePoint Online in Microsoft’s cloud and we connect into our office for other systems and files.
However, twice last year we helped a business which had been hit by ransomware. In each case the criminals hacked into the office network because the remote access facility wasn’t properly secured. Luckily we were able to retrieve the situation each time and make their remote access more secure afterwards.
You will have two-factor authentication enabled on your banking service using a security token or a mobile phone app. I’m sure you’ll have two-factor authentication on your business email system as well.
Have you considered how you will keep your business working if Coronavirus COVID-19 affects the UK?
If your plan is to allow colleagues to work from home, is remote access to your office network as secure as it needs to be? How do you know?