Following the initial scramble, many IT teams are now addressing point 3 below which is why the specialists at Saepio have produced this Best Practice Guide for you to sanity check your approach to remote working and reduce your cyber risk. Any feedback is really appreciated.
1. Keep people healthy ✓
2. Enable people to be productive remotely ✓
3. Keep people operational and secure ?
No honour among thieves – despite some sources indicating cyber attacker activity may reduce during the pandemic, quite the opposite has been seen with regard to COVID-19 themed threats, particularly in the realm of phishing attacks.
• Palo Alto – COVID-19 Cyber Threats: https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/covid19-cyber-threats/
• KnowBe4 – Q1 Top Phishing Threats: https://blog.knowbe4.com/q1-2020-coronavirus-related-phishing-email-attacks-are-up-600
It takes more than technology to keep your remote workers operational and protected against the rising threat of cyber risk.
Please enquire for FOC access to our policy templates that you can tailor. If a more detailed review of your remote working set-up including a tailored penetration test would benefit, we are on hand to discuss.
Enforce your policies with technology controls. Many of our partners have agreed to offer free use of their tools to overcome short term remote working security challenges (below).
Empower and train your users. Even if furloughed, you can educate the workforce to stay cyber safe in their digital lives at work and at home. Please ask for free content which we can provide for you to tailor then circulate.
Useful 100% NO OBLIGATION offers from our technology partners:
Okta: 6 months free-of-charge, single sign on (SSO) and MFA to secure remote access
Druva: 6 months free-of-charge, data protection and back-up for O365 and Endpoints, up to 300 users
Mimecast: 3 months free-of-charge, Web security / DNS protection
Rapid7: 60 days free-of-charge, Security Monitoring / SIEM
Varonis: 60 day, free-of-charge, VPN, DNS, and web proxy monitoring
KnowBe4: Free-of-charge security awareness training materials for your employees
Please download our Free Securing your Workforce PDF and share with friends and colleagues.