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Distant work security issues to remain relevant in post-pandemic period

ICT Materials 29 January 2021 16:52
Distant work security issues to remain relevant in post-pandemic period

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.29

By Sadraddin Aghjayev - Trend:

The crisis in financial technologies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in risk appetites from financial institutions, Director for Cyber Threats in Russia, and the CIS of the Russian audit company KPMG Ilya Shalenkov said at the FINTEX SUMMIT ONLINE event, Trend reports.

According to Shalenkov, security issues in remote work will not become less relevant even after this crisis.

“First of all, it should be noted that employees of most companies do not have personal devices to prevent threats. The companies weren’t ready to quickly purchase the necessary equipment to provide their employees with remote work,” he noted.

According to the director, the transition to cloud solutions has become another business problem.

“In this area, too, most organizations weren’t ready to acquire the required amount of such cloud technologies and train their staff to properly use these opportunities,” Shalenkov added.

Besides, he stressed that before the introduction of automated systems, it is necessary to carry out monitorings manually and try to identify the characteristic actions of leaks.

"Most employees have a low level of skills of using modern solutions in this field, and they are in an uncontrolled environment. Such employees don’t have the necessary information on data security," he also said.

As the director pointed out, distant workers need to optimize their home Wi-Fi and Internet network settings.

"When working from home, there should be changed router and data passwords, and when using personal and work accounts, the same passwords and data shouldn’t be used," he said.

Summing up, Shalenkov noted that for business purposes it’s necessary to contact only reliable partners and official sources of information and data.

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