NEED FOR CONFIDENTIALITY AND INTEGRITY DURING REMOTE WORKING

PCQuest|May 2020

NEED FOR CONFIDENTIALITY AND INTEGRITY DURING REMOTE WORKING
The increasing adoption of remote working, there is an immediate need to deploy advanced cyber-security technologies to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation of data
Rana Gupta

Amid the ongoing unprecedented global health crisis, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the situation to attack information systems across the world. With remote working on the rise, incidents of hacking are witnessing a spike as the days progress. According to a recent report by PwC, the number of cyberattacks on Indian organisations doubled in the past few days, with cybercriminals using the disruption brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak to infiltrate corporate networks and data. These cyberattacks include phishing, malicious mobile apps, ransomware, and attack on insecure networks among others.

As organisations increasingly adopt remote working, there is an immediate need to deploy advanced cyber-security technologies to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation of data. Organisations need to ensure a working model where their workforce is collaborating in an efficient way and at the same time their critical data is also protected. Appropriate authentication and access management solutions should be in place to protect access to networks and sensitive data.

In this scenario there are certain key guidelines that organisations must follow to ensure that their sensitive cryptographic materialis stored in a secured in the tamper-resistant environment:

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