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Online Videoconference Background Improves WFH

Online Videoconference Background Improves WFH

By the increasing cases related to COVID-19, the government of Malaysia decided to extend the Movement Control Order until April 14. The extension will certainly affect the incomes and cash flows of the companies as the business operations are limited. In order to catch-up with the work from home (WFH) employees, video conferencing tool such as Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts are three places to start.

Zoom is one of the widely used video conferencing tools to conduct company meetings. The employees can attend the meeting in-person, via webcam or video conferencing camera, or via phone. In meetings, a creative Zoom […] Read more

COVID-19: Secured Workforce during MCO

COVID-19: Secured Workforce during MCO

As the number of the confirmed positive cases and death cases of the pandemic COVID-19 continue rises even under Movement Control Order in Malaysia, the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the extension of MCO for another two weeks until April 14. The extended MCO will certainly impact incomes and cash flows. How could the companies in Malaysia keeps their employees at safe during the virus attack and sustain their business at the same time?

Most of the companies comply the MCO and urged employees to work from home with company-owned or dedicated mobile devices. Ideally, companies may want to […] Read more

COVID-19: Business Continuity Outside the Workplace

COVID-19: Business Continuity Outside the Workplace

COVID-19, referred to the Novel Coronavirus, is globally affected over 100,000 people direcly and millions indirectly. For years we’ve heard in Information Security that “the perimeter is dead,” but now is the time that we test it as some companies look at completely closing physical access to buildings at scale during the Movement Control Order. The IT perimeter definitely exists; we can point to firewalls and DMZs and a loose correlation in most companies between some types of digital assets and the physical boundaries of the company. But the believe that the perimeter can stop serious, advanced attacks has long […] Read more

COVID-19: Managing Cyber Security Risks of Remote Work

COVID-19: Managing Cyber Security Risks of Remote Work

As cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are increasing over the country, most of the companies are changing their workforce to home-working to curb the virus spread. Teleworking, “remote working,” or simply “working from home,” is a centerpiece of those efforts to reduce the risk of contact with COVID-19, complying the Movement Control Order. While remote working arrangements may be effective to slow the community spread of COVID-19 from person to person, they present cybersecurity challenges that can be different than on-premise work. Here is a list of considerations and tips to help guide businesses through these challenges:

Policy
Review your current […] Read more

5 Ways MDM Solutions Help in Work from Home

5 Ways MDM Solutions Help in Work from Home

As of March 19, tens of thousands of companies worldwide are making major changes to reduce the risk of employees contracting COVID-19, by allowing remote working from home.

Working from home is a hard adjustment for anyone to make, especially for the employees of companies which have never permitted remote working before. These companies have to decide about remote work options in a short period of time, regarding how best to manage employees and keep them accountable when working from home.

Implementing Mobile Device Management (MDM) technology in place is an ideal first step towards offering sustainable remote work options. By enrolling […] Read more

COVID-19: Work from Home May Increase Cyber Threats

COVID-19: Work from Home May Increase Cyber Threats

As the Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has ordered a partial lockdown of all public activities in the country from March 18 until March 31, it forced the closure of all government and private premises except essential services. Due to the Movement Control Order, companies are determined to protect their employees and minimize the impact of COVID-19 by enforcing work from home policies. However, those actions can be used against employees as any firms are likely unprepared for the criminal appetite for the cyberattack exploitation of a remote workforce. Here are some of the key issues of which companies have to […] Read more

Improving Work Experience with a Digital Workspace

Improving Work Experience with a Digital Workspace

An employee’s work space has evolved a lot over time an there are increased of the employee’s need for flexibility due to the idea of “sit down job”. The digital work space should allow the employee to work from any place and at any time. It should enable them to make well-informed decisions on the go. The initiatives like bring your own device (BYOD) should be encouraged in such an environment. This should all be possible without compromising security. There are five keys on how to improve employee work space experience to build an employee-centric work space.
Provide a smooth on-boarding experience
Empowerment […] Read more

How Pandemic COVID-19 Ushered in a New Way of Working?

How Pandemic COVID-19 Ushered in a New Way of Working?

Early before the outbreak of coronavirus, and now declared pandemic, working from home was already gaining traction. Now, most of the employees were forced to practice home-working for the sake of health and safety.

In the US alone, 4.7 million or 3.4% of the population work remotely, according to career platform FlexJobs. The number is expected to rise amid the dangers posed by the novel coronavirus Covid-19.

Driven by cloud and mobile technology

A pandemic could see millions more relying on technology, specifically mobile devices and cloud-based productivity and messaging tools to stay connected even from home.

The unintended result of the outbreak caused […] Read more

Increased Adoption Of Kiosks, Rugged Devices, And IoT

Increased Adoption Of Kiosks, Rugged Devices, And IoT

The first thought comes into your mind when you hear the phrase “mobile device”, I bet it is a smartphone. As you read this, you are probably holding one or can find one in your pocket or bag. However, there’s a bigger universe of smart devices performing a wide array of critical tasks through form factors familiar and seemingly far-fetched. In fact, digital transformation is impossible without them. According to IDC, “mobility is the key to building a connected workforce that’s agile, particularly when the organization is going through rapid change.”

While being the most influencial in the world-wide smartphone market […] Read more