Coronavirus calls for a revised emergency preparedness
As of March 11, 2020, the number of COVID-19 cases outside China has grown 13-fold. An alarming figure of 118,000 cases in 114 countries has caused mass hysteria as people try to cope with the novel coronavirus outbreak. This massive spike in numbers has forced companies to reassess their existing emergency preparedness plans, which often run on a tight budget and rarely get the recognition they deserve.
Travel restrictions and free-falling global markets have changed how people work in 2020. The focus is on remote work now more than ever. If your company implements work-from-home as part of its emergency preparedness plan, most of your employees will be working remotely for a long time. From a data-security standpoint; this increases the risk of data breaches since intellectual property is being handled outside the company’s central storage.
In such cases, your emergency preparedness plan should include guidelines for remote access. These remote access policies must outline clear steps for “requesting, obtaining, using, and terminating remote access to networks, systems, and data.” So, how do you ensure policy compliance when your employees are working from remote locations? The answer is simple. Use a remote employee monitoring software.
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Remotedesk is an AI-based software that securely monitors teleworkers while providing clear transparency, accountability, work-at-home policy compliance, and risk management for outsourcing initiatives. It also doubles as a business continuity management software that prevents malicious insider breaches and delivers a “Clean Desk” environment to facilitate remote work.
- Verify the identity of your remote employees with multi-factor biometric authentication upon entry, and facial recognition throughout.
- Detect illicit behavior by tracking web activity and keystrokes (i.e. copy/paste, print-screen, etc.), and monitoring their workspace.
- Identify patterns of misconduct with flagged reports of compliance infractions, complete with screenshot evidence & time-stamped video playback.
With WHO declaring the coronavirus outbreak a “pandemic”, small and medium-sized companies realize the importance of letting their employees work remotely. Revamping your emergency preparedness with a remote monitoring tool can help you get the most out of your remote workers, minus the potential threats