Stay in security compliance by connecting to the VPN regularly
Put yourselves in the shoes of our members. How would you feel if you discovered your personal data was breached because employees of your healthcare company didn’t keep up with their antivirus software?
As a vision benefits company, we are the stewards of very sensitive employee data. This data enables us to manage their vision benefits. We are bound by contractual agreements and regulatory requirements to keep this data secure and confidential. Part of keeping their data safe means keeping EyeMed’s employee systems up to date with the latest security software and patches.
What is VPN and why is it important?
When you connect to VPN (Virtual Private Network), it creates an encrypted tunnel between EyeMed and a remote server operated by a VPN service; in our case, it’s Cisco AnyConnect. All internet traffic is routed through this encrypted tunnel, so data remains secure.
How do our systems get updated?
Connecting to Cisco AnyConnect VPN allows antivirus software and patches to be transmitted to your systems. These updates are being made regularly, which means you have to regularly connect to the VPN.
- Connect to the VPN right before stepping away from your computer at the end of the day and let it run for several hours or overnight
- Connect once per week. Set up an Outlook calendar reminder or teaser to connect on the same day every week.
- Connect over the weekend.
Switching your VPN on means that your computer will be less vulnerable to attacks and will keep hackers and cybercriminals away.