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With COVID-19 being an issue that has affected many businesses in 2020 and will continue to do so well in the future, many businesses are having to adapt. While many of us take for granted that if there’s an issue we can take our computer in for repairs, that’s not something we can easily do under the circumstances these days.

So how can you stay protected? When we work from the office, there are methods the IT staff will take to secure various facets of the business. Your network, data, and PC itself are all protected. So when we work from home, we need to do the same.

So how do you do this? It sounds daunting, but it’s actually easy to do and can come with minimal costs!

Network

Securing your Network is one of the most important facets of securing your home office.

In many cases, companies are encouraging their employees to connect to the company network via a VPN. This is the easiest way to secure your network as you’re technically not even using your own network but rather the company’s which presumably is much more secure and protected.

If that’s not an option, it would still be recommended to connect to a VPN as it does encrypt your web traffic and make it harder for hackers and malicious software to infect your PC.

If you use any servers and have to access them remotely, we recommend installing RollBack Rx Server Edition. It’s a great way to ensure there is zero data loss and minimal downtime for your servers; ensuring that staff can still operate as per usual.

PC & Data

Protecting your PC’s data falls under the term Data Protection. Data Protection is a two-pronged process, it includes backup and encryption.

Backing up your data ensures that even if you are attacked, you can quickly and confidently restore your data. Conventional Disk Imaging backup solutions can be effective, but they take up a lot of space and it can be a time consuming process. For those who want a fast, simple, and yet effective solution; utilizing a backup tool with sector mapping technology like RollBack Rx Professional can go a long way to ensure that data is being protected.

Encryption is also very important. Encryption ensures that your PC and data are protected. So should you get attacked, your data will have a layer of encryption protecting it. You ideally want an encryption service that is 256-AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). As this is the most effective encryption standard. Some backup tools like RollBack Rx Professional already incorporate encryption to ensure that your machine is the most effectively protected it can be.

Conclusion

So why does securing your home office matter? It instills confidence that you can use your computer freely. If everyone within your company takes these easy steps to secure everything, it goes a long way towards ensuring that there’s minimal weaknesses in your cybersecurity strategy. Ensuring that your data protection is on point.

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