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Managing Cyber Risk and the Remote Workforce

Published 20 October 2021

Our Managing Cyber Risk and the Remote Workforce webinar offers best practices for mitigating cyber risk, as well as legal liability considerations for companies following an influx of remote workers in this rapidly changing environment. 


The webinar is presented and discussed by cyber leaders:

  • Robyn Adcock, Cyber and Tech Practice Leader,
  • Michael Herron, National Head, Professional and Financial Risk, with
  • Paul Byrne, Founder & CEO Amplify Intelligence, and Richard Berkahn, Special Counsel Clyde & Co
     

Did you know there are 164 cybercrime reports per day? That is 1 report every 10 minutes. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) reported that 38% of all data breaches notified during July – December 2020 were attributed to human error. 

 


“If you train staff about phishing emails, not to click on them etcetera then you can make a significant impact quite quickly.”  Robyn Adcock, Cyber and Tech Practice Leader 


Key takeaways from the Managing Cyber Risk and the Remote Workforce webinar: 

 

  • Learn how to identify and minimise cyber security threats to your remote workforce
  • Review the Change of security risks while remote working including major risks associated with remote workers accessing sensitive systems from outside secure networks
  • Understand cyber security controls and cyber security risk transfer to protect your business from potential harmful litigation
  • Walk away with best practices for prioritising issues to reduce the risk of a cybersecurity breach

 


“The (cyber insurance) cover that we are able to negotiate is directly linked to the security controls we’re able to demonstrate on behalf of our clients.” Michael Herron, National Head, Professional and Financial Risk


How to protect your organisation: 

  1. Update and review security controls, policies and plans 
  2. Anti-malware or advanced endpoint detection and prevention (EDP)
  3. Multi-factor authentication
  4. Email security and procedures 
  5. Access management 

 

Learn more about managing cyber risks in a remote workforce capacity

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Gallagher provides insurance, risk management and benefits consulting services for clients in response to both known and unknown risk exposures. When providing analysis and recommendations regarding potential insurance coverage, potential claims and/or operational strategy in response to national emergencies (including health crises), we do so from an insurance and/or risk management perspective.
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