How We Can Help – Working From Home? – COVID-19 Preparations
This post will be updated as necessary…
As many communities are taking precautions for Coronavirus (COVID-19), some businesses and schools are encouraging their employees and students to work from home (WFH).
The Wirecutter has some good work-from-home tips in a recent article.
For those who do not already, regularly, work from home, this may mean that new technical challenges may present themselves while setting up a work-from-home environment.
We’d like to remind you that we have many years of home, and small business, Internet networking experience, and some of our own staff have worked from home for many years. If you have questions, or need assistance, setting up a work-from-home environment, please get in touch with us, by email or telephone, for assistance. Even if you don’t use a Widomaker provided Internet connection, we can offer our expertise with Internet networks, and work-from-home environments.
Additionally, please be mindful of scams that exploit recent news or headlines, such as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Review the CISA information on Defending Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams.
Feel free to pass this information along to your friends, and family, who may need assistance. Let us know how we can help.
Below are additional links, mostly intended for small and medium businesses, from certain industry vendors, with specific information and resources related to solving business challenges that occur when more than normal numbers of workers are working from home…
- Open for Business Hub (Box, Cloudflare, Google, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Zoho)
- Netgate information to increase VPN capacity
- Alert (AA20-073A) – Enterprise VPN Security
- Preventing Eavesdropping and Protecting Privacy on Virtual Meetings
- Deployment Kit for Securing Your Workforce at Home (Webcast)
- SANS Security Awareness Work-from-Home Deployment Kit