The rapid shift to remote work has exposed even the best financial services industry cybersecurity programs to new regulatory and compliance risks. Do you know yours? Start with our checklist.
You’ve gone to great lengths to implement top-notch security programs, but no one could have anticipated the risks those in the financial services industry now face.
As a financial services professional, you understand that unexpected risks are likely to result in costly regulatory and compliance issues. With a remote workforce, the chance for unexpected 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 a larger surface for cyberattacks – attacks that can trigger harm even after the return to the office.
- Cyber criminals are targeting VPNs and other remote access solutions.
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 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.
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 financial 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.
From governance and oversight management to threat awareness training and cybersecurity insurance, financial organizations must stay ever vigilant in their efforts to ensure enterprise and stakeholder information is protected.
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This article was written by RSM US LLP and originally appeared on 2020-09-15.
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