Working with a contractor or remote worker can be a great way to expand your business, but it also comes with a certain level of risk.
In this article, we’ll discuss the steps you can take to protect your business from potential security breaches and other risks associated with contract workers. We’ll also provide tips for managing those risks.
Establishing protocols for contractors and remote workers: what you need to do and how to do it
Before you bring on a contractor or remote worker, there are a few things you need to do to protect your business.
The first is to establish protocols for how they will connect to your network and what access they will have. You’ll also want to make sure they are using a secure connection and that their computer is properly protected with antivirus and malware software.
You’ll also need to create a plan for how you will handle security and risk if they are ever compromised. This includes having a process for identifying and mitigating any threats, as well as developing a communication plan for notifying your team and clients.
By taking these steps, you can help ensure that your business is safe and secure, no matter where your workers are located.
There are many benefits to working with a contractor or remote worker, but it’s important to remember that there are also associated risks.
Here are a few tips for protecting your business:
- Make sure that all contractors and remote workers have signed a confidentiality agreement.
- Restrict access to sensitive data and systems only to those who need it.
- Implement a strong security protocol, including firewalls, virus protection, and malware removal software.
- Regularly back up your data, and make sure that you have a recovery plan in place in case of disaster.
- Maintain contact with your contractors and remote workers, and ensure that they are aware of your security protocols.
- Regularly audit your systems to ensure that they remain secure.
By following these tips, you can help protect your business from the risks associated with working with contractors and remote workers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
eSudo is a local managed IT & Cybersecurity services (MSP/MSSP) company that helps businesses make technology seamlessly work over the last 22+ years in Silicon Valley. What sets eSudo apart is we focus on security first, and IT support happens to be part of the security services.
Our team of experienced and certified computer engineers understands that no two businesses are alike, that’s why we partner with our clients to develop efficient and cost effective computer networks, cloud solutions, network security, and phone solutions that help you run your business.
As a local Microsoft Partner and Cloud Technology Specialist, eSudo has the knowledge, skills, and commitment to help you implement modern technology solutions that match your exact business needs.
Our goal is to Keep your IT Systems running and data Secure (KISS) so you can focus on running your business safely!
We specialize in working with professional service organizations like law firms, accounting firms (CPAs), and wealth management. However, eSudo have helped other business such as non-profit organizations, manufacturing and other small businesses after we have reviewed their needs and determined if they are good fit for our services.
eSudo is not a traditional IT support company; we focus on security first, and IT support happens to be part of the security services. In the dynamic landscape of network security, a proactive approach is key to safeguarding your business. It’s not a one-time event but an ongoing commitment to keep your systems resilient against evolving threats. With the rise of a mobile workforce and the omnipresence of phishing attempts or social engineering or AI, educating your employees, continuous monitoring and proactive support are vital to prevent data breaches.
If your business is looking for break-fix support or hourly IT services, we may not be for you because we cannot fully manage your risks and more importantly, it creates a trust issue in our relationship. Under a “break-fix” model, there is a fundamental conflict of interest between your business and eSudo.
“Over 97% of American businesses in 2023, operating in a digitally-driven landscape, heavily rely on the Internet for essential functions such as productivity, performance optimization, streamlined communication, bolstered sales, and various other facets of their daily operations. This heightened dependence on digital infrastructure, however, comes with a notable caveat: more than 87% of small businesses are entrusted with customer data that could be potentially compromised in the event of a cyberattack.”
We keep your IT Systems running and data secure with our proven IT Strategy, Managed Security, and Proactive Support & End User Management. Our Strategy focuses on identifying, prioritizing, and recommending the right technology for your organization. Our Managed Security includes data backup, device encryption, zero-trust access management, and policies & procedures. Our Support includes a live phone help desk, 24/7 monitoring, on-site support as needed, employee onboarding, and asset procurement.
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