Security Protocols to Implement When Using ERP Systems to Work From Home

When you are required to have your employees work from home, you can, fortunately, use ERP systems to integrate several applications on the cloud. This often allows for work to continue largely unimpeded. However, when employees work from home, there are more opportunities for attackers to gain access to your system for nefarious purposes.

Beware of Vulnerabilities

When a large number of businesses are transitioning toward working from home, many attackers believe that the cloud-based systems used by businesses will not be properly configured and will leave open vulnerabilities to exploit. Therefore, it's essential that security be a primary consideration when implementing an ERP system.

Review Configurations

While there might be a temptation to create configurations quickly so your employees can gain remote access to your system and begin working, it's important to go back and review the configurations when you have more time to understand them and know where you might need to make changes. Make sure that your connections are encrypted. You also need to make sure that the data is handled through a system that you control so you can ensure that it is as encrypted as possible.

Educate Your Employees

Workers need to be educated to ensure that they know how to use the system in a secure manner. For example, you might instruct your workers to never access the system from an unsecured network. You may also instruct your workers to use strong passwords and change them frequently. 

Clarify Which Communication Channels Are Official

In the confusion that comes from using a new system, workers can potentially be fooled by scam artists who will attempt to masquerade as managers working at your company and will ask for access to data, such as a password.

It's essential that you clarify with your employees the means by which your managers will communicate with them so that they can avoid falling for these scams. For example, a criminal might use a "spearfishing" technique in which they send what looks like corporate communications. They will then direct your employees to a malicious website. 

Hire ERP Managed Services

The more time you spend managing your enterprise applications, the less time you have to spend on your core business. One of the best ways to ensure that your business is secure is by relying on an ERP managed service. They can help your business have the right configurations and security protocols to protect your business from attacks.

For more information on ERP managed services, contact a consulting firm near you.