Top Tips on Safety & Security for Remote Working through Covid-19
by Tom Blackburn

Information Security Team Lead

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Managing the Risk of a Remote Workforce and Explosion of Microsoft Teams

From an IT perspective, it seems the world is settling into the new normal. There’s certainly a major increase in traffic from remote workers and unfortunately it’s putting valuable and vulnerable assets at risk.

We’ve seen a number of trends present an elevated level of security risk to many organisations.  In our opinion visibility is key to best understand and manage the threats.  Find out how you can gain the visibility you need to help prioritise remediation in this article.

Managing the Risk of a Remote Workforce and Explosion of Microsoft Teams

We’ve seen four trends:

  • More people are working remotely from unsecured devices and networks
  • More people are using Office 365 and Teams to collaborate
  • Security is taking a back seat to business continuity
  • Cyber attacks are surging

In short, these trends present an elevated level of security risk to many organisations. In our opinion visibility is key to best understand and manage the threats.

We also understand budgets are restricted, so to help, alongside our trusted partner Varonis, Saepio is offering a Remote Work Risk Assessment that hunts and highlights threats in your environment, at no cost.  With zero operational impact, we’ll configure a custom assessment to uncover threats like:

  • Exposed sensitive data in Microsoft Teams
  • Abnormal VPN access
  • Malware & C2 activity
  • DNS tunnelling
  • Suspicious data uploads
  • Traffic to malicious sites

You’ll be left with a concise report providing useful intelligence such as:

  • Over exposed sensitive data shared via cloud apps like Microsoft Teams
  • Detected VPN brute force, data exfiltration over DNS, abnormal RDP access
  • Alerts to suspicious insider behaviour, like over-active admin accounts
  • … and a lot more

This visibility helps prioritise remediation by mitigating the most impactful threats in the right order.

We’re on hand to explain more about the assessment and align an engineer to conduct the work.