Moving from ‘remote workers’ to a secure & agile workforce
Sponsored by: VIPRE Security
- Covid 19
- Cyber Security
Date: 8 July
Time: 3PM London/10AM New York
COVID 19 changes - what they should mean for your organisation’s long-term IT security plan
Life and work as we know it are changing as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Businesses were forced to implement a company-wide working from home policy almost overnight, with many unprepared in terms of equipment, infrastructure and security. Cyber criminals have used this to their advantage, producing ever more sophisticated, convincing and dangerous methods to target businesses and individuals. So how can an IT department keep on top of this remotely and how can they improve the robustness of their IT security as working from home becomes the norm, not the exception?
COVID-19 has impacted everyone’s private and professional lives unimaginably this year, but what are the longer- term impacts on organisations and their IT security? During this webinar we will look at how many organisations are reassessing their long-term office strategies, and front and centre to that shift will be IT security. Some of the world’s largest organisations have recently committed to moving large elements of their workforce out of offices towards a more homebased approach. This change has brought with it a mind-set change – we are no longer classifying people as ‘remote workers’, organisations are talking more in terms of an agile workforce, one where people can work from anywhere in a secure, confident and highly efficient manner. In fact, we would argue that a remote worker can’t exist when all they are remote from is an arbitrary central office location. Most organisations are now working on applications and drives in the cloud, meaning the daily commute, relocations for jobs and not being able to ‘access the drives’ may be in the past for many.
With this shift to homebased working however, we argue that key security questions need to be asked – what is the overall IT security risk of individuals to organisations? Can one single person bring down the IT infrastructure or cause damage either financial, reputational or virtual to the organisation? How do we ensure we are set up to protect ourselves from the accidental insider threat? Join us as we look at each of these questions and in answering them show you that one thing will never change – a layered defence is critical. Email, endpoint, web and network security will always underlie IT security defences, but they are only the first line of defence. If something does get through such as a phishing email or malicious link how do you ensure that your people are ready to question, verify authenticity and query the risk level? We will outline how the key to a successful and safe agile workforce is to change the mind-set from a full reliance on IT, to one where everyone is alert, responsible, empowered and educated with regular training backed up by tools that reinforce a ‘security first’ approach.
IT departments cannot be expected to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals and adapt to new threats on their own. They need to recruit their employees and colleagues to work mindfully and responsibly on the front lines of cyber defence, comfortable in the knowledge that everything they do is underpinned by a robust and secure IT security infrastructure but the final decision to click the link, send the sensitive information or download the file lies with them. Join us on 8th July as VIPRE outline how businesses can stay secure with a layered security defence, a comprehensive training schedule and risk-savy workforce using real-life examples and their 25 years of IT security experience and know-how.
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Key Learning Objectives
- Gain an insight into how IT security has evolved over the past 20 years
- Recognise the security risk of individuals to an organisation’s data, reputation, IT infrastructure and potentially bank balance
- Understand the concept of a truly layered IT security defence
- Learn how to change the mind-set of colleagues from relying solely on IT for protection to understanding the key role their actions play in keeping your organisation secure
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