COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease), remote working, and security considerations
What we’re doing
Data Security People, like many of our clients, is fully complying with the UK Government’s instruction on social distancing, meaning that every member of our team is now working from home in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to them, their families and the people they may come into contact with.
We remain committed to ensuring that we are available to respond to your queries and to provide the high quality and timely advice and guidance that you have come to expect, including around the increased risks to your critical information systems introduced by hastily-organised remote working arrangements.
Additionally, the PCI Security Standards Council has published guidance for remote PCI DSS assessments, which you can read, here. We are fully complying with this guidance, and where possible we are performing fully-remote assessments.
If you have an up-coming assessment or project, our team will be reaching out as soon as possible to convert the work to a remote approach, or where this is not possible to re-book the project for later in the year.
How we can help
Many of our clients, both within Critical National Infrastructure and across wider industry, are moving to implement business process changes or continuity measures in order to meet the challenges posed by this rapidly developing public health emergency.
With increasing numbers of staff working from home, along with new cloud and remote access services being stood-up faster than ever before, now is the time to verify that your corporate data is secure.
However, it is crucial that any changes are appropriately risk assessed and tested before deployment to your employees. We have already seen issues with remote connectivity, physical security, authorisation, collaborative tools, and shadow IT.
Our team is on standby to conduct emergency risk assessment and assurance activities for your remote working, business process change, or continuity arrangements.
To meet the challenges this brings, our risk advisory team is on standby to conduct emergency risk assessment and assurance activities for your remote working, business process change, or continuity arrangements.
We are able to benchmark your remote working culture, before taking a deep-dive into the policy, guidance, and technical infrastructure that your organisation has put in place to support remote workers.
Our team will then provide you with a risk pack that outlines your primary and secondary cyber challenges, alongside recommendations to reduce that risk.