Solving The Urgent Need To Secure Remote Workers: Covid-19 And Beyond

Solving The Urgent Need To Secure Remote Workers: Covid-19 And Beyond

The COVID crisis has accelerated ‘digital transformation’ exponentially. The banking and insurance industries are already seeing pleasant productivity in this newly embraced ‘work-from-home’ strategy.

Most of these big corporations have good strategies for supporting their employees in a WFH world, including in-house IT and security teams, plus all the big tools and hardware to create a secure environment, and solid privacy programs and training to support them.

But what about small and medium sized businesses who just don’t have the budget or the expertise to do all this for themselves?

In a recent article in Cyber Defense Magazine, Alexio Corporation’s CEO Anne Genge revealed how developing and mastering security automation has made her company a leader in robust yet affordable IT security.

Security automation has never been more relevant, as millions of people are now working from home without the safeguards of corporate network security. In many cases, they’re connecting with older hardware, and a wide array of (often non-compliant) methods of connecting remotely.

Up to 81% healthcare practices & small businesses lack budget and expertise to defend sensitive data.*

Data protection needs to happen regardless of the size of the organization. SME’s are a huge target with small IT resources. Ransomware alone has cost businesses billions of dollars.

If antivirus worked, we would have far less cyber-crime. The world is more connected than ever, and cyber-attacks are conducted using sophisticated tools that can hit massive numbers of targets at the same time.

The attacks against us are automated, so we must fight them with all the best tools including automation, machine-learning canary tokens, and AI.

And, although we’ve started seeing more of a push towards cybersecurity training in organizations, over 90% of successful cyber-attacks are facilitated by human error. This means we need to protect digital assets proactively, use tools to block silly mistakes, and have an efficient alert system for escalation when necessary.   

Because Alexio has the agility to protect business data from wherever they’re working, it’s now Canada’s gold standard.

Alexio is able to secure these remote workers using Alexio Defender quickly and affordably. Alexio provides an automated, multi-layered approach to computer endpoint security, virtually eliminating manual processes, labour, and the problems associated with variation of human talent.

“Alexio Corporation embodies three major features the judges look for to become winners:

understanding tomorrow’s threats, today, providing a cost-effective solution and innovating

in unexpected ways that can help stop the next breach,”

Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.

Alexio Defender is available to dentists, physicians, telehealth, psychologists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, optometrists, hearing centres and other healthcare professionals. Additionally, we cater to other professions with sensitive data such as lawyers, accountants, financial planners, real estate, and small business owners who need to protect customer and client data.

Reach out and set up a call with me if you have questions or want to understand what your security should look like. I’ll be happy to help you break down your cyber-risk vulnerabilities so you can take the exact actions that are right for you.

*(CIRA,2019)

About Anne Genge:

Anne Genge is CDM 2020 Global Cyber Defense Award Winner – ‘Most Innovative Woman in Cybersecurity.’  She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C) with a specialization in small business and healthcare. In 2017 she Co-founded Alexio Corporation, now a National and Global Award-winning Cybersecurity firm. Anne is passionate about education and automation as crucial vehicles to solving data security.

About Alexio Corporation:

Alexio Corporation is an award-winning CyberRisk prevention software and training company for healthcare practices and other small to medium sized businesses. Leveraging automation, machine-learning, and multi-layered security threat intelligence, Alexio specializes in delivering enterprise-class cyber-security to smaller networks. Alexio’s subscription-based model means that all businesses, no matter their size can protect patient, client, and consumer data. See https://getalexio.com for more information.

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