Managing Digital and Physical Security Threats
After months of lockdowns, Covid-19 still remains a rapidly evolving situation. Businesses are increasingly finding ways to secure their networks, keep their people safe and help provide stability whilst navigating uncertainty.
After months of lockdowns, Covid-19 still remains a rapidly evolving situation. Businesses are increasingly finding ways to secure their networks, keep their people safe and help provide stability whilst navigating uncertainty. Managing digital and physical security threats has become essential to maintaining business continuity, revenue, and reputation:
• Duty of Care for employees has broadened, challenging previous responsibilities. Providing suitable care to remote workers is made consistently harder by the importance of public health measures to stop the spread of the virus. Mental health of workers has become a top concern, and the ability to clarify misinformation is at an all-time high.
• Remote working has highlighted vulnerabilities to cyber threats taking advantage of new opportunities. Cyber-attacks, especially phishing attacks, are on the rise, as well as ransomware attacks, malware risks, intrusion and data exfiltration. The importance of cybersecurity training for employees—an organization’s first line of defence—is more critical than ever.
• Many organizations are now facing the reality of a reduction in workforce numbers – which can frustrate employees, leading to the potential for harm to the organisation. Ensuring the right technologies and controls are in place to provide visibility and monitoring is critical in responding to insider threats.
Businesses with the ability to respond quickly to business disruption are the ones that will survive this pandemic. Many leaders are finding the best approach to keeping organizations running is a responsibility for both digital and physical security. Teams with blended expertise— including a solid background in threat, vulnerability, and physical risk assessment, will positively impact the businesses they represent, providing the ability to intelligently respond quickly against threats. By utilising the experience of the pandemic, leaders can build a cross-functional team that allows the company to succeed in the foreseeable future.
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