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Encryption & Beyond Automatic Threat Response Achieving Compliance Remote Data Access Control Enforcing "Zero-Trust" Protect ALL Devices
Today’s IT and cybersecurity challenges require a centralized platform to enforce encryption and streamline PC and device data access control.

Who is Beachhead?

BeachheadSecure Management System is a single, configurable, web-based console with device modules that can be added in any mix or quantity for iPhone & iPads, Android devices, Windows & Mac PCs and USB storage devices. This unique system allows you to remotely secure the vulnerable devices in your organisation including those owned by employees.

Why Choose Beachhead?

BeachheadSecure is the only web-managed endpoint

BeachheadSecure is the only web-managed endpoint security system that can enforce encryption and security policy- including wiping at-risk data – on Windows & Mac PCs, iPhones & iPads, Android mobility devices and USB Flash devices from one unified administration console.

Quick deployment, easy management

Quick deployment, easy management. Because Beachhead subscriptions are enabled through the cloud, there is no hardware or software infrastructure to purchase, install or support. Internet access provides secure web-based access to your management console no matter where you are. Deployment is fast, updates are easy and adding licenses at any time is handled with just a phone call.

Encryption Is just the beginning

Encryption Is just the beginning. Encryption is required to ensure compliance to a growing list of government and industry mandates. But encryption alone cannot protect your data if the password is compromised or if the device is already authenticated. Beachhead offers the only endpoint security tools that not only encrypt data but also protect it when encryption by itself can’t. Beachhead’s subscriptions give you the patented ability to deny and restore access to data remotely (“data quarantine”), destroy at-risk data or to perform a number of other remote protections to ensure your data is safe from compromise.

Devices Beachhead can Encrypt

Windows & Mac PCs

iPhones & iPads

Android Mobility Devices

Windows & Mac PCs

Why is Encryption Important Today?

With the appointment of the Information Regulator in South Africa back in October 2016 and the commencement of the South African Protection of Personal Information Act – or POPIA as it is commonly known – commencing 1 July 2021, it is igniting South African businesses and organisations of all sizes to
review, assess and in most cases, improve their current data security procedures and practices to mitigate risks to become compliant. The news is rife with high-profile examples of data breaches worldwide and recently there are a number South African ones too. While the press gives the most coverage to black hat breaches stemming from hacking and malware intrusion, in truth, data from Privacy Rights Clearinghouse finds that for more than a decade – in fact since 2005, a full two-thirds of breaches have resulted from user/employee oversight or malfeasance including lost and stolen PCs, mobile devices and electronic

6 Steps for Effective & Secure Remote Worker Readiness

The A-to-F Checklist

A is for Antivirus, Anti-malware, Anti-spam, Apps, Awareness, Assets and Audit

Make sure the devices your employees use in their remote work environments have reputable antivirus, anti-malware and anti-spam software loaded and working. Ensure these tools are configured for automatic updates and ready to defend your systems from the latest known attacks and exploits. Any apps that employees load onto their computers and mobile devices should also be checked and updated. Apps that
have not been frequently accessed and don’t add to productivity should be removed to reduce the attack surface. Mobile app permissions are also a key concern, as many apps capture a great deal of personal information from the mobile device. Carefully question the necessity of all present applications and do enforce appropriate security policies.

Perform a device audit to gain a full awareness of the locations and specs of all hardware assets in the hands of your employees containing company data or any that are able to access company systems. This includes (but isn’t limited to) desktop and laptop PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, and USB storage
devices. In the same way, audit any physical hard copy files that any user might take home with them or maintain in their possession. Use tools to remotely monitor and secure devices and systems.

B is for Backups and Browsers

Maintaining regular and automatic offsite backup of company data stored on remote employee-used devices is vital for both data security and productivity. If a system is hit by ransomware that holds your data hostage, an available data backup can become your get out of jail free card. Employees’ web browsers must also be checked to verify security and be regularly updated. Some browsers are more secure than others: make sure the browsers your employees use are not vulnerable to attacks.

C is for Complex-passwords, Clicking, and Communications

Train and require your employees to use complex passwords to protect their devices. Go a step further by introducing automated tools to enforce complex password requirements and multi-factor authentication as policy. Easily guessed passwords present a much higher risk of unauthorized device and data access. This is a basic but crucial access control security measure to have in place across your entire inventory of
devices. Implement complex password enforcement such that you can prove the presence of this security measure on any device to regulatory auditors if the device is compromised, especially on any standalone/workgroup computers not attached to a domain.

Train employees to recognize phishing emails and social engineering attacks. Educate them to avoid clicking on suspicious links or opening attachments from unknown sources.

Employee training should also cover best practices for secure communications, including those across social media, text and email. Any file attachments or public posts must be scrutinized for security risks. Ensure you have the right disclaimers and protections on your communications as required, and use security tools to provide helpful email filtering and warnings against risky social media posts. Make use of a VPN on devices when connecting from any employee-used device to any company networked system.

D is for Downloads, Don’ts and Defensive Actions

Employees must be sufficiently trained to avoid downloads from unknown sources that could put their devices and company systems at risk.

Training should also cover a clear and concise list of Don’ts – things the users should NOT do. For example, “Don’t write down passwords on a sticky note kept with your device” is a good rule to include. These rules should also form the basis for your IT usage and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policies.

E is for Encrypt and Educate

Encryption has become a required frontline (or beachhead if you will) for defending your data from exposure. Encrypting data at-rest on devices becomes a key technical control to implement. Encrypting data in-transit, such as when sending a data backup to the cloud or communicating sensitive data, is crucial
as well. Make sure data is automatically encrypted rather than relying on the diligence of employees.

Encryption is something most organizations should be doing but are not. The fact is, you do not have to break the bank or overcome hard technology challenges to implement successful encryption solutions.
Again, it’s vital to constantly educate employees – in digestible snippets – about data security, privacy, policies, and their personal responsibility as data custodians. Ingraining these points into every employee’s behavior is necessary to maintaining effective data and system security while working remotely or from home.

F is for Firewall

Ensure that employees have a personal (device-based) and a network firewall to help to protect your company’s systems and network from any attackers trying to get in.

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