Read Senior Manager, Bryan Beesley's latest article and learn more about restarting business with security in mind.
With the recent local relaxation of COVID-related lockdown requirements and as Manx businesses re-open, staff will begin returning to the office, or other places of work, in greater numbers. With health and safety paramount, what changes to working practices should be considered to maintain security and privacy hygiene and effectively manage your security team? Restarting business with security in mind is vital and below are some security and privacy considerations for returning to the workplace.
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) should ensure they're looped into conversations between Human Resources, Facilities, Legal and IT to guarantee adequate consideration is given to security and privacy in the new 'return to the office' environment. As well as providing input on the risks, the CISO should consider what practical guidance they could offer.
We’ve put together some questions to help you access the changes that need to be made:
Security teams may have become used to working remotely, so what does their transition back into the office look like?
As well as enabling the security team to work effectively in the new normal, it’s critical to support the business with privacy and security hygiene. How can you help them accommodate physical distancing measures?
There may be many new faces in the office, with some staff turnover during the transition. What affect will this have on the ability to recognise intruders?
Staff returning to the office may be remiss of good office practices having spent months at home. Remind them of your company’s security and privacy hygiene procedures.
Your organisation's working arrangements may have permanently shifted.
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