Amidst fears of the corona virus SARS-CoV-2, more and more companies ask their employees to work from home. We have created a list of useful tips on how to make remote work as safe as possible.
No company wants to risk grinding to a complete halt due to people falling ill from COVID19. Therefore, a lot of organizations play it safe and let their employees work from home to reduce potential exposure. This is an absolutely reasonable step to take, because it decreases the rate at which the disease can spread within the population and lowers the risk for individual employees. Since the technical means to take this step are no longer out of reach even for small businesses, sending office workers to work remotely is not a major problem. There is no legal basis on which workers can demand to be allowed to work from home, but common sense forces companies all over the country to re-evaluate their stance on home office work.
In this article you can find a few helpful tips that will help guide your IT department to make the transition to the home office as smooth as possible:
Provide a VPN to connect to the company network.
When set up correctly, this enables employees to work from their own home in almost the same ways as if they wqerew present in the office. This is primarily the responsibility of the IT department since the VPN needs to be set up, licensed and provisioned for each employee.
Enable multifactor authentication for your VPN.
This is also the responsibility of the IT department. There are several ways of implementing MFA, froim using hardware tokens all the way to OTP apps which generate a unique one-time password for each individual login.
If your manager has sent you home to work remotely, there are a few rules that you should follow:
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