VPN for Remote Working

Posted by BAS - 06 August, 2020

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The Internal Revenue Service recommends the use of a virtual private network (VPN) to protect against cyber intruders when working remotely.

A VPN provides an encrypted, secure pathway for transmitting data between a remote user and the company through the Internet. Failing to transmit information through a VPN connection gives cybercriminals a better chance of intercepting information. The government also suggests taking the following steps with respect to remote working and VPN connections:

  • Update VPNs and network infrastructure devices with the latest software patches and security configurations.
  • Inform employees about an expected increase in phishing attempts.
  • Have IT personnel up to date on log review, attack detection, and incident response and recovery.
  • Implement multi-factor authentication or strong passwords on VPN connections
  • Ensure VPN limitations are tested to prepare for mass usage and, if needed, implement modifications—such as rate limiting—to prioritize users that will require higher bandwidths.

Topics: MyEnroll360 Security, Technology News


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