Remote Access Security Risks
With enterprise-level data breaches at an all time high, business leaders all over the world are asking the same question: Is remote access secure? As an MSP, you know that minimizing security risks associated with remote access relies on a few things, including implementing security procedures and protocols that will protect against cyber attacks and safeguard against the unauthorized access of confidential information.
Remote Access: Top 3 Security Risks
Remote access provides managed services providers the flexibility to perform a wide range of IT tasks from anywhere. These tasks include everything from IT maintenance and troubleshooting to asset tracking and bandwidth monitoring.
Unfortunately, partnering with an inexperienced MSP who is not armed with the right tools to perform the job effectively can leave an organization open to countless security risks. Some of the most common security risks associated with ineffective remote management include:
- Not encrypting data. Encryption is often considered the most effective way to achieve data security, and is defined as "the conversion of electronic data into another form, called ciphertext, which cannot be easily understood by anyone except authorized parties."
- Weak web protection. With the average cost of cybercrime reaching $7 million per organization annually, companies cannot afford to be frugal about web protection. Web filtering blocks webpages that may contain malicious content, including malware, spyware and viruses, as well as deny website access based on URL, page type, user and device.
- Ineffective asset tracking. An IT tracking solution provides visibility into all of the managed computers on a network, enabling you to make consistent updates, be alerted when new devices are added and uncover potential IT problems before they become glaring issues.
Secure Remote Management From SolarWinds MSP
According to SANS Institute, "Means of enforcement of security policy should be a primary consideration throughout the research, test and implementation phases of any security technology. Careful research, review of manufacturer’s documentation, questions presented to vendors and manufacturers, and testing of the technology can serve to meet this criteria."
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- Data backups
- Secure email
- Disaster recovery
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SANS Institute: https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/vpns/remote-access-vpn-security-concerns-policy-enforcement-881