Many Australian businesses are implementing remote work strategies to minimise the risk of spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19) in their organisations. While employee safety and maintenance of productivity are critically important throughout this pandemic, remote work arrangements may also have security implications that cyber criminals can exploit.
Cyber risks associated with remote work arrangements include malware, infection, unauthorised access, data security and unsecured devices used by staff.
Staying Cyber Safe Throughout the Pandemic
Agilient recommends that all businesses review their Risk Management and Business Continuity Plans, with specific attention to IT security. Ensuring that employees’ remote devices have the most current security features will mitigate your organisation’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks.
The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) offers some excellent remote workforce advice.
Stay Smart Online also provides advice on protecting your business assets including mobiles and tablets.
Agilient’s cybersecurity experts are available to assist by reviewing your organisation’s IT security to ensure that your business is appropriately protected from cyber threats during the current period of heightened risk due to Coronavirus.
We also recommend that you stay up-to-date on the latest online threats and how to respond by signing up to the Stay Smart Online Alert Service.
Contact us for assistance with your organisation’s cybersecurity and pandemic preparedness plan.
Author: Phillipa Lee, Agilient Consultant