Ha ha… we threw all those confusing acronyms in the headline deliberately. Welcome to our world!Before you start to panic, this isn’t going to get too technical or complicated.
RDP stands for Remote Desktop Protocol, and it’s how you and your team connect to your business network using your laptops when you’re away from the office.
So, a pretty essential piece of technology these days.
But because anyone can reach an RDP through the internet, that does present a security risk. In fact, attacks on RDPs surged by 768% in 2020. Whoah.
And 47% of ransomware attacks start with the RDP being compromised in some way.
So, what do you do to protect your business from becoming a victim?
Set up Multi-Factor Authentication across your devices. This is where you have to generate a code on a separate device to prove it’s really you logging in.
Limit who can access your network, by setting up Access Control Links. This is like a security guard on the door deciding who can get in, and who can’t.
Set up a Virtual Private Network. This is an encrypted ‘tunnel’ for your connection into your business. No-one else can see what info you’re sending or receiving.
There are even more acronyms that can help, but I don’t want you to glaze over 😀Let me make it simple – my team and I can make it a lot more secure for you and your team to access your information remotely, but still easily.Let’s talk.