Teleworking, cybersecurity and COVID-19
The digital transformation of our society has broadened access to high-performance remote work tools: computers are powerful, networks are fast and reliable, videoconferencing software is stronger than ever, and cloud management and storage tools provide remote access to all operational data of a given organization.
In short, there are no longer any real technological barriers to the widespread practice of remote working.
However, this very notion of remote work creates a bewildering dynamic from a purely “cybersecurity” point of view: IT management ends up having to provide protection to a multitude of small independent work units, managed autonomously and often straddling the line between what belongs to the organization and what is part of the worker’s private life.
Add to this a fair amount of improvisation caused by the rush to deploy remote working on large scale, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently seeing, and you have all the ingredients for a cybersecurity disaster…
It is to support Quebec organizations, that now have to turn massively towards remote working, and to help them adopt best practices and reduce their exposure that In-Sec-M created this microsite in collaboration with its members.
We gladly benefit from the help of our partner, Cilex, for the English version of this microsite. We invite you to visit Cilex’s website at the following address: www.cilex.ca
We invite you to read the 10 IT Security Actions to Protect Internet Connected Networks and Information from the Canadian Center for Cybersecurity.