DVV Solutions, experts in Third Party Risk Managed Services and Consultancy, have launched a new “Secure Remote Working” continuous monitoring service, supporting the surge in demand for teleworking in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
While necessary, the radical pivot to remote work on such a large scale presents entirely new challenges for security and Third-Party risk management (TPRM) teams. The situation changes daily, everything is happening in real time, in a high-pressure and fluid environment, requiring security teams and leadership to rethink many of the policies, processes, and plans they have in place.
Built upon BitSight Work From Home — Remote Office risk reports, DVV Solutions’ Secure Remote Working managed service helps organisations discover and manage the new substantial volume of security concerns evident on remote worker devices and networks.
The service enables Security teams to identify vulnerabilities and infections on IP addresses known to be associated with remote operating environments. They can then use this information to discover security issues, more closely monitor and manage higher risk remote operating environments — such as privileged users or users with access to sensitive data — and provide greater education for end users.
Sean O’Brien, Director at DVV Solutions commented: “We’ve seen exponential growth in the use of teleworking and home working across many customers and industries. The demand to onboard new remote working enabling vendors and services, and enable the supporting connections to local hardware and the corporate network is outstripping the capabilities of IT risk teams to understand and managed a much broader cyber attack surface. Working with BitSight, the Secure Remote Working service is able to provide instant access to a curated stream of risk data and analytics to any organisation and quickly ramp up their resources to ensure the organisation and its staff operates as securely as possible.”
Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk Across A Remote Workforce
As organisations undergo the dramatic shift in remote teleworking, employee use of insecure networks or infected personal machines creates significant new risk to the enterprise. A recent BitSight analysis of its proprietary data finds that the home environment is swamped with infected devices: more than 90% of infected machines detected by BitSight map to internet service providers, which are typically consumer devices infected on home networks.
The new solution, built upon BitSight Work From Home — Remote Office, helps security teams identify vulnerabilities and infections on IP addresses known to be associated with remote operating environments. DVV Solutions is able to provide the expertise and resources to help Customers use this information effectively to discover security issues, more closely monitor and manage higher risk remote operating environments — such as privileged users or users with access to sensitive data — and provide greater education for end users.
“Our Secure Remote Working service is a great addition to our BitSight Security Ratings Managed Services portfolio. We stand ready to support organisations of all sizes with the risk intelligence and resources they need to manage and mitigate the myriad risks that have appeared as a result of the correct but challenging COVID-19 isolation measures.” added O’Brien.
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There’s never a more vital time to start thinking seriously about the security posture of your organisation and extended enterprise. DVV Solutions are here to help with a range of services and solutions proven to improve your ability to assess, analyse and manage more Third-Party and cyber risk domains. For more advice and information on Secure Remote Working or any Third-Party risk challenge you have:
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