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Are you still compliant with Cyber Essentials and GDPR now you have adopted home working?

April 29, 2020
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With wide spread adoption of Working from Home (WFH) and the continuous disruption to the business caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic, the main focus has been getting our employees online and connected to the corporate network. A rushed transition to a fully remote workplace can provide serious security concerns, which can lead to non-compliance, data loss, huge fines and damage to the brand reputation.

There are many considerations when transitioning to a fully remote workplace such as; hardware, software, securing a connection, training employees and maintaining productivity. However, the most concerning issue should be to protect company sensitive data.

Research by Cybsafe, revealed pre-pandemic that a third of UK businesses had suffered a data breach because of remote working in the previous 12 months, with a quarter surveyed hadn’t even implemented basic security precautions.

Read our factsheet to help you consider your organisation’s security standpoint, whilst your workers are working remotely.