For most CEOs the possibility of a pandemic was lower on the list than a zombie apocalypse.
According to a report on executive awareness of pandemic preparedness by Michael Evangelides, principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP, most top executives and boards of directors are not engaged in the pandemic planning process and won’t give it equal billing to other potential disruptions until at least one of the following occurs:
We’re currently hitting 3 out of 4, if not 4 out of 4 at this present moment.
We understand that working from home was not a part of the Business Continuity plan C-suite executives had laid out. Even before the pandemic struck, remote work was accelerating in the U.S. But the next few months will be crucial for your business not only in enabling work from home, but enabling work from home in a secure way.“Remote workers have become a weak link that threat actors are targeting and that user credentials in offsite computing (home) environments are increasingly at risk, especially in regions with escalating cases of COVID-19.” – Cynet Report
Already, we’ve helped a dozen or so companies deal with:
But realistically, these are temporary stop gaps that don’t really address the reality of employees working from home for the next 60-90 days. While it’s great that an employee can access Outlook, Salesforce, etc—there is a high probability that said employee’s password is the same for all three and even their WiFi (all of which is massive, MASSIVE red flag and easy doorway for hackers and bad actors).
So what’s the solution? Is there one?
We think VDI is the way to go.
Our Standby Virtual Desktops (VDI) enable users to have access to their data from any device or location, without compromising a business’ security or compliance standards. At the core of each Digital Bunker is a Virtual Desktop. We have created the first and only “Zero Trust” IT Infrastructure that combines the best of cloud technology while maintaining the security and control of a traditional on-premise environment. Additionally, our VDI’s enable IT teams to leverage access controls (monitoring, file management, etc.) while maintaining business continuity.
We understand that companies are in a scramble right now and we are doing our best to enable employees to securely work from home and reduce the huge overall risk of compromised pertinent data. Our Standby VDI’s can be turned on very quickly and we can get your employees up and running in no time.
At the end of the day–we are here to help keep the lights on for you during this unprecedented event.