You should understand how employees will access your data and systems when working remotely. Secure options available include:
- Remote desktop protocol (RDP) over a virtual private network (VPN)
- Stream connect
- Screen viewer: Of course, you need someone who knows how to set up your system properly and monitor it.
Less secure options are also available, but be careful what you choose.
It’s important to determine the kind and level of access your employees need, whether this is a web server access with no restrictions, restrictions to specific files and folders only, the ability to download and edit files, ability to reupload files, or ability to view files only. Also, know how employees will access your systems (i.e., personal laptop vs. company device).
Constantly monitor potential issues in your network whether they are remote or internal.
Employee training on best safe practices and policies are equally essential.