With our Cybersecurity Management System, you can establish your cybersafe remote workplace today using your own business devices. This means minimising your company downtime during the transition from office to home whilst protecting your employees and business data.
For businesses where employees have access to company-owned computers/laptops (including newly purchased computers), the ease of physical transition from the office to home is relatively simple. However, remote workplace cybersecurity requirements can be overlooked. Remote working increases the risk of cyberattacks (1) and can cause businesses significant extortion costs and downtime.
Our system can support you to establish a cybersafe remote workplace in a matter of hours. This means your team can begin undertaking remote work in a cybersafe environment immediately if required. Our team can:
As each business has different requirements, we recommend getting in touch with us today so we can solve your remote workplace needs. Or, review our Cybersecurity Management System and Cybersafe Remote Workplace Solutions.
If your employees don’t have access to business computers, see our Cybersafe Remote Workplace: Private Computers Solutions.
(1) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8082441/Cybersecurity-expert-warns-homeworking-risks-amid-coronavirus-outbreak.html | https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-remote-workers-wfh-cybersecurity-hackers-2020-3?r=AU&IR=T | https://www.techradar.com/au/news/remote-workers-prime-targets-for-cyber-attacks
There are many businesses where employees have access to business owned laptops that are used regularly either in the workplace or during travel. For these businesses, many of the requirements to establish a remote working environment are already addressed; including remote access to emails, cloud-based communications (such as skype or zoom), and cloud-based networks and data storage.
However, in addition to establishing these systems and networks, businesses also need to ensure that all cybersecurity systems are adequate to protect both the employee and the company. The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) has highlighted there is an increased risk of cyber-attacks for Australian businesses due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Cybersecurity is essential when preparing for COVID-19. As more staff may work from home, and the use of remote access technology increases, adversaries may attempt to take advantage. ASD’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) encourages Australians to remain vigilant and ensure sound cybersecurity practices.”
Our Cybersecurity Management System are built to be compliant with the ACSC Essential 8 recommendations; ensuring that businesses are protected, no matter where employees work from. Implementing an ACSC Essential 8 package means your data and employees will be protected whilst in the office, whilst travelling, or whilst working from remote locations. To comply with the Government recommendations, our packages include:
Generating an index of approved applications which can run in trusted locations on a computer network, including on remote business owned computers.
Scheduling and installing patches to fix identified vulnerabilities in software applications across all devices.
Preventing malicious macros (often found in MS Excel or Word files) installing and running on your computer system.
Deciding what certain applications/programs (such as Adobe Flash and Java) are allowed to do on a system or network.
Reducing the number of people who have overarching rights to install programs, run macros and enable applications, reduces the risk that a hacker can access the system.
Regular and scheduled updates of all operating systems will fix known vulnerabilities.
Establishing simple multiple sign-in requirements for users to log in to devices and programs.
Providing an ‘if all else fails’ solution for recovering stolen, hacked, damaged or lost data, which is particularly important for employees creating data locally on remote computers.
Establishing a Cybersecurity Management System is highly important for businesses in office locations, and even more so for remote workers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing business leaders to make rapid decisions regarding remote workplaces. Even businesses that can provide laptops/computers to workers need a clear plan of action to ensure minimal operational downtime. Therefore, we have pulled together a quick checklist to support your office to home transition.
Get in touch with our friendly team, we can provide you with all of the information you need to make the best decision for your business.Contact Us