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The Remote Access Guide 2.0 — A Reality Check

How Prepared Were You for the Shift to Mostly Remote Access?

Quick, where were you when you found out you had to work from home? I remember thinking, “Wow, they just shut down Italy. I have never heard of an entire country being shut down.” 

Millions of people had to prepare quickly to move their business online in real time (without warning). New skills were learned, access to technology was problematic for some, and fingers were crossed. 

Many workers thought the shutdown was for a few weeks tops, but many months later, there appears to be no end in sight. It seems like just yesterday working remotely was a perk for some, and now it is a requirement for most. 

Was your team prepared to move to a virtual work reality? If you said, “not very,” you are not alone. The truth is a few progressive companies transitioned easily. But schools, governments and many other businesses and services were underprepared. In the rush to move to a work from home (WFH) workforce — maintaining security remotely took a backseat to productivity and survival and risk.

“In the future — which is now, actually — ‘remote access’ will just become ‘access.'" — Wendy Nather, head of advisory CISOs at Cisco's Duo Security

The Remote Access Guide Version 3.0

In our new 3.0 version of the “The Essential Guide to Securing Remote Access” we will walk you through the latest breach techniques and how to protect against them. No matter what size your company is (large or small) at Duo we make security the right thing to do, as well as an easy thing to do with our world-class multi-factor authentication.

We are more than just MFA. We also offer Device Trust to automatically detect and remediate unhealthy devices, Trust Monitor to automatically pinpoint login anomalies for clear visibility into all devices (managed or unmanaged) connected to your on-prem and cloud applications. 

In This Guide You Will Learn:

  • About specific types of threats targeting remote users
  • Security challenges facing the remote workforce
  • How users are targeted remotely
  • How user devices are targeted remotely
  • How access goes both ways
  • About cloud security
  • How to secure the modern remote workforce

Work anywhere, anytime - this adage has employees connecting to corporate networks via web and cloud apps, as well as remote access services like VPNs and RDP to do their job.

But with this convenience comes a number of threats to users - like phishing, brute-force attacks and password-stealing malware. Devices are also targeted by exploit kits and known vulnerabilities affecting out-of-date software. VPN, RDP, third-party vendor, and cloud and web app access are also targets of malicious hackers.

Learn how to mitigate these attacks in our guide. Ideal for security, compliance and risk management officers, IT administrators and other professionals concerned with information security, this guide is for any organization that allows remote access to their environment.

We updated our Essential Guide to Securing Remote Access to coincide with the current challenges the remote workforce faces. This guide will identify risks to look out for and offer solutions on how to mitigate those risks. 

Learn how to secure your remote workforce affordably, easily, and without rip and replace software. Duo’s zero-trust security MFA solution "offers one of the best defenses to password-related attacks and significantly decreases the risk of an account takeover." according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Get started and learn best practices on how to get the most out of your free trial. 

Download the free Remote Access Guide 3.0 today!


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