Security Tips For Working From Home During Covid-19
As organisations around Australia and the world implement work from home protocols for their staff, it is important to ensure that risk management around cyber risk remains a top priority.
Below we have put together some useful information to ensure digital hygiene remains strong during this challenging time.
1. TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
This is one of the most critical pieces of security protocol that should be implemented within organisations. Organisations should ensure that secure remote access technologies are in place and configured correctly, including the use of two- factor authentication (‘2FA’), so that employees can conduct business securely from home. 2FA is critical for Office 365 and VPN applications.
2. UP TO DATE PATCHING
Organisations should ensure that patching of their software applications remain up to date. Critical patches issued by software providers should be implemented immediately.
3. WATCH OUT FOR PHISHING SCAMS
Cyber criminals are continuing to take advantage of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Fake websites and phishing email scams are now becoming common. It is important that businesses take advice and information from reputable sources and government based websites. Organisations should be vigilant and educating staff on these COVID-19 cyber threats. A full copy of the recent Clyde & Co article attached below.
4. CYBER INSURANCE FOR ORGANISATIONS
Organisations should review their current business insurances and ask themselves whether they have adequate cyber insurance in place. If cyber insurance is not in place, steps should be taken by organisations to implement a cyber insurance program as soon as possible.
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Organisations should be actively engaging with their managed IT service provider and/or their internal IT staff to review and ensure strong security protocols are in place to protect them whilst their staff are in work from home mode.