Secure Remote Working Kit Ensures a Consistent and Complete Internal Security Program

New best practice kit is the latest in a series of free content available to the risk management community.
Alastair Parr
Senior Vice President, Global Products & Services
April 21, 2020
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Organizations that typically don’t have employees working from home are facing a new reality as a result of the pandemic: Potentially inconsistent or incomplete policies that could lead to unintended security consequences. In the wake of recent breaches like GE, Chubb and Marriott it’s ever-more important to ensure employees are trained to address security risks when they’re operating without the protection of their corporate networks or physical security.

Complementary Remote Working Policy Template and Employee Training Kit

As part of our initiative to provide complimentary best practices guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic, we created a free kit containing a remote working policy template and an employee training presentation. You can use it to quickly publish best practices security guidance to your internal teams.

In the Remote Working Policy & Employee Training Kit, you’ll find:

  • Remote working procedures, including those for password management, clear desk, software, data control, backup and maintenance
  • Acceptable use policies for equipment, internet and email
  • A customizable PowerPoint presentation intended to educate employees on best practices for day-to-day home working, support, spam and phishing, and other important topics

Pandemic Risk Management Resources from Prevalent

Our pandemic planning resources are distributed regularly and can be freely modified to reflect your unique needs. The templates incorporate best-practice baselines across industries, and therefore can be integrated with any other risk assessment content you may be using.

Here’s what’s been published already:

And here's what's coming next:

  • Escalation tree examples for effective internal communication paths
  • Critical third-party discovery and mapping guidelines
  • Recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) definitions and criteria for critical services
  • Broader business resilience policies encompassing key governance objectives

How Secure Remote Working Relates to Third-Party Risk Management

Ensuring that your own internal security practices are in line with those of industry regulations and frameworks demonstrates your organization’s agility in dealing with crises, and will help address requirements in any risk assessment you are asked to complete.

Prevalent Is Here to Help

The coronavirus crisis is likely presenting you with unprecedented challenges – both personal and professional. We hope these templates makes your job a little bit easier in the face of this crisis. Once the dust settles, keep in mind that Prevalent also offers a free, one-hour third-party risk management program maturity consulting session. In the meantime, everyone at Prevalent wishes good health to you, your team, and your families.

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Alastair Parr
Senior Vice President, Global Products & Services

Alastair Parr is responsible for ensuring that the demands of the market space are considered and applied innovatively within the Prevalent portfolio. He joined Prevalent from 3GRC, where he served as one of the founders, and was responsible for and instrumental in defining products and services. He comes from a governance, risk and compliance background; developing and driving solutions to the ever-complex risk management space. He brings over 15 years’ experience in product management, consultancy and operations deliverables.

Earlier in his career, he served as the Operations Director for a global managed service provider, InteliSecure, where he was responsible for overseeing effective data protection and risk management programs for clients. Alastair holds a university degree in Politics and International Relations, as well as several information security certifications.

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