Welcome to #WeekendWisdom number 51. This week we’re going to talk about Disabling Surplus User Accounts.
Apology in advance:
Now if you have lost your job or been made redundant as result of the Coronavirus, I’m truly sorry for your troubles. I am just putting this video out there to highlight to business owners an important step they may have overlooked in dealing with this time of crisis.
Why do you need to consider disabling surplus user accounts?
So if you have had staff that have been working from home or working remotely and they have been recently had to be let go or put on temporary redundancy, it would be a wise step to be able to disable their access to any of your systems remotely. Just in case, if things go badly that they may try and compromise the company.
What do you need to look at?
So first and foremost if you’ve had shared folders with them through things like Dropbox or Google Drive or One Drive, you want to make sure you remove any access that they may have had to those folders. Particularly if they were using a personal Dropbox account to sign in. You want to revoke that access.
Then you want to disable any kind of remote user IDs they may have to log into your network, into your VPN, into your email. You just want to disable those accounts. You may not want to delete them yet because if things come good, they may be reactivated again.
So just take a few moments and protect your systems by disabling surplus user account so they can’t get in and access the systems in a malicious way.
So that’s it for this week. Let’s be careful out there and we’ll talk to you again next week.
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