Remote working: how to work securely from home

A presentation at NI Cyber Webinar in March 2020 in by Simon Whittaker

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Remote working? How to work from home securely. Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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NI Cyber exists to promote the expertise of >35 companies from NI, identifying opportunities for business and national/international collaboration, and promoting career opportunities in cyber security. Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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Speakers Simon Whittaker – Cyber Security Director - Vertical Structure The majority of my work involves working with companies to perform penetration & security testing, test and improve secure coding practices and provide security consultancy to companies that are keen to improve their processes & procedures. simon.whittaker@verticalstructure.com Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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Where are we? Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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Advice from the experts https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/home-working Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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Passwords • Set strong and long passwords for your users • 2FA wherever possible • Consider admin users separately Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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Your team may be confused • Make software easily accessible • Write howto guides for everything • What hardware should they use? • Microsoft Tech Support Calls Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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Don’t leave the doors unlocked • Secure your cloud • Secure your office • Secure your connectivity Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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Devices • Bring Your Own? • Encryption • Remote Wipe • Loss of Control of data • Anti-Malware Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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Devices • Free Wifi usage • USB drives • Backups • Software updates Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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The scamming doesn’t stop Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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Provide Training & Guidance • NCSC training for all • Practice your incident response before it happens Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech

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Resources • https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/ncsc-cyber-securitytraining-for-staff-now-available • https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/home-working • https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/1602894/CMA%20Reports/C MA-Remote-Working-Checklist.pdf • https://nicyber.tech Ni Cyber Security Cluster Nicyber.tech