Matt Watson I Managing Cybersecurity Consultant I SureCloud
During this unique and uncertain time as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations have had to set up employees to work remotely where they can and ensure that workers can connect securely to their company systems is of paramount importance, by making sure they have the correct cybersecurity controls to protect their data.
Consequently, IT Departments are facing unprecedented challenges around providing remote working access solutions that are both fit for purpose, and more crucially, secure.
Used to Remote Working?
For organisations with a mature remote working model already in place, the challenge is to keep everyone connected, with enough bandwidth to support the increased demand for communications, such as videoconferencing or VOIP calls.
Remote working newbie?
However, for organisations that don’t have a formalised remote working policy, or those where remote working was only practised by a small subset of employees, there are additional challenges to face. For example, there may not be enough organisation owned devices for all employees, meaning that some could be asked to use their own personal devices, usually referred to as ‘BYOD’ (Bring Your Own Device).
So, with this in mind, what are the critical areas that remote working policies, processes and technical solutions need to cover?