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Don’t Let your Remote Workforce be bait for the Phisherman: A Privacy and Security Perspective

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Justin Daniels

Baker Donelson

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 11:00 AM EDT

  • CPA

1 Credit


Subject Area

Information Technology

Webinar Qualifies For

1 CPE credit of Information Technology for all CPAs

1 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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Course Description

Remote work has been a trend in the workforce for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic reignited the growth and adoption of remote workers. These are unprecedented times impacting our economy, the way we work, and how we serve our clients and organizations. 2020 has resulted in businesses either implementing or actively considering a shift to a long term remote workforce.  

Organizations around the globe implemented a variety of innovative solutions to continue to serve customers and allow employees to work from home.  Unfortunately, organizations had to react quickly and skip certain security steps to make sure the business was able to operate. Cybersecurity isn’t always top of mind… but should be as clients and organizations may be at greater risk for cybersecurity issues and potential breaches in the face of a pandemic. 

How do you manage privacy and security in a teleworking environment that presents cyber criminals with appetizing bait for their latest phishing scheme. Some key takeaways from the sudden shift to remote working recently that companies can learn from going forward includes :

  • How should your remote workforce connect securely to the company network.
  • What policies and procedures are needed to ensure remote users do not overwhelm your network’s capacity
  • How does your implementation of remote workforce technology impact your cyber insurance and third party contracts
  • Why remote user authentication and network access limitations are essential

Learning Objectives

  • To identify various increase in new and evolving threats based on remote work.
  • To recognize various physical security controls around remote devices.
  • To recall the home network security considerations/optimization advice.
  • To identify various policies and procedures needed to ensure that remote users use optimum network’s capacity.

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