How to Stay Vigilant Against Cyber Threats While Working Remotely

As we find ourselves adjusting to working in a remote setting, many new challenges present themselves. One of which is centered around cyber security and what IT departments are doing to keep their systems and infrastructure free of viruses, malware, ransomware, and hacking attempts.  There are many tools like security software, hard drive encryption, system scans, and the list goes on but the most effective weapon at our disposal is user education.

Over the course of the last year and a half, you have probably seen new systems like Multi-Factor Authentication and Mobile Device Management systems introduced into your environment if they weren’t there already. There should also be training provided by companies that address best practices while working remotely.

Be aware that when working from home, and connected to Virtual Private Network (VPN), you are essentially allowing any malicious traffic from your home network to be exposed to the business network. A few tips to keep in mind:

  • Keep all machines on your home network patched and updated
  • Only connect to the VPN when you need access to a work resource. Your IT department should have implemented an inactivity timeout for VPN. For example, 30 minutes of inactivity results in a disconnect from the VPN
  • Use strong passwords, do not share passwords, and be sure your company is invoking frequent password changes
  • Do not allow family members or friends to use your work computer
  • Avoid using password management software on your computer
  • Be aware of your browsing habits. Do you use the same password for everything? This should be avoided
  • Continue to be vigilant in scrutinizing and avoiding email and websites for potential phishing attacks

 

There will clearly be an increased emphasis on cybersecurity going forward as companies explore the best ways to leverage the gain in worker efficiency and morale while maintaining secure systems and infrastructure. You, the end-user, are the most effective means to avoid security threats when armed with awareness and education.

Mike Sullivan

VP, IT & Digital Transformation

Mike Sullivan

VP, IT & Digital Transformation

SAVE THE DATE: supplyFORCE National Meeting 2022

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Angela Pilewski

VP, People & Marketing

Angela Pilewski

VP, People & Marketing

Why Data is a Natural Resource

Data is described as acts or information, especially when examined and used to find out things or to make decisions.  It’s information that has been translated into a form that is efficient for measurement or processing.

In God, we trust, all others must bring data.” — William Edwards Deming

Minu Patel

Manager, BI/Reporting

Minu Patel

Manager, BI/Reporting

Welcome to mysupplyforce.com!

We are very excited to launch the new supplyFORCE website, mysupplyforce.com. After months of careful thought, hard work, and intention, we created a website that features our favorite elements: fresh design, easy navigation, and a simple message! 

See Green with Sustainable Manufacturing

The US Department of Commerce defines Sustainable Manufacturing as: “The creation of manufactured products that use processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and natural resources, are safe for employees, communities, and consumers and are economically sound.”

When you think of the word sustainability, what comes to mind?

Dan Button

Sales Support Manager

Dan Button

Sales Support Manager

LEADERSHIP

Ljupco Icevski Selected as New President & CEO of supplyFORCE

(King of Prussia, PA) – supplyFORCE announced today that after a comprehensive and meticulous search, they have chosen Ljupco Icevski as the new President and CEO of supplyFORCE. Ljupco will join supplyFORCE effective September 16, 2019. Ljupco and John Burke, current President & CEO of supplyFORCE, will have the opportunity to work closely together until John’s departure on December 31, 2019, allowing ample time to ensure a smooth transition and a thorough on-boarding for this critical role in leading supplyFORCE.

Ljupco Icevski

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ljupco Icevski

President & Chief Executive Officer