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The rapid shift to remote work has brought new kinds of cyber threats, making it even harder for retailers to protect valuable data. Are you doing everything you have to do to protect your customers’ information and remain in compliance? Start with our checklist.
Top-notch security and privacy programs, implemented before COVID-19, are no longer enough. Remote work environments increase the target for hackers, and phishing attacks are up more than 600%, requiring new and evolving measures for protection.
As strong as your weakest link
With a remote workforce, the chance for unexpected data risks increases dramatically for many reasons, including:
- Employees use “work-arounds” and personal devices when accessing or sharing private data and documents.
- Multiple devices in multiple locations create new opportunities for cyberattacks – attacks that can trigger harm even after the return to the office.
- Cyber criminals are targeting VPNs and other remote access solutions and sending time-bomb malware in emails.
Access the Checklist
What can you do? Track and prepare your next steps using our proprietary security checklist.
Insights you can act on: RSM’s remote workforce security assessment
Our efficient, comprehensive assessment evaluates five specific areas of your remote strategy, including device configuration, remote access architecture, remote authentication processes, monitoring capabilities and data storage, so you can quickly remediate existing threats and plan for emerging ones.
RSM’s guidance and service is rooted in a deep understanding of our clients. We assemble the best team for each assessment and remediation project, bringing together security and technology consulting advisors with deep retail industry experience who remain committed to your safety and success.
RSM’s risk consultants combine industry and technical experience to tailor our approach to your unique business. This allows us to identify your highest risks and help plan for protection and compliance, both now and in the long term.
With more than 1,900 retail clients nationally, RSM brings insight and ideas to all segments of the retail sector, from convenience stores and grocers to specialty stores and e-tailers.
Insights you can act on: RSM’S Remote Workforce Security Assessment
Our security specialists have extensive experience in the financial sector. We conduct an efficient, comprehensive assessment evaluating five specific areas of your remote strategy, including device configuration, remote access architecture, remote authentication processes, monitoring capabilities and data storage, so you can quickly identify existing threats and plan for emerging ones.