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Webinar Synopsis:
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the world, organisations are adapting to a new “business as unusual” model to minimise the health risks to employees, customers and the community. This has pushed millions of businesses into remote working or online interactions between employees, customers and suppliers. With this change in behaviour, organisations have to rethink their existing cyber security approaches to manage new risks and increasing malicious activity from cyber attackers.

Managing cyber risk through the pandemic will present many challenges to an organisation along with the potential impacts to health and wellbeing to employees. Rolling lockdowns will impact offshore and outsourced cyber security services impacting the ability to operate critical security functions. Organisations have to respond now in reprioritising the focus of their cyber security defences with the expectation that a significant percentage of an organisation’s critical staff may be impacted. This further compounds the cyber risks introduced by a new working environment and an opportunistic threat landscape.

To help organisations manage these risks, EY teams have identified three activities for organisations to prioritise now to help enable them to be cyber resilient throughout the ongoing impacts of this pandemic:

Protect your people and your organisation while working remotely;

Establish and test contingency plans for your critical cyber security workforce and functions; and

Prepare for managing large scale cyber incidents during a pandemic.

COVID-19 is currently challenging organisations across the globe to adapt and reprioritise critical business functions.  An organisation’s ability to protect its remote workforce, valuable information assets and respond quickly to a cyber incident will be vital for navigating this period of uncertainty.

 

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