HDPA’s Guidelines on secure teleworking / Safe work from home

Following the rapid outbreak of coronavirus in Europe and while governmental and health authorities are struggling with its wildfire spread taking tight measures amidst this state of emergency (raging from meticulous social distancing to massive non-essential business lockdowns), companies are also facing unprecedented challenges in their day-to-day operation. Prioritizing safety and wellbeing of their employees, while on the same time aiming to preserve business continuity and soundness, most businesses are undergoing a seismic shift towards remote working arrangements. Although necessitated by the circumstances, this massive transition of employees from corporate networks to largely unmonitored and vulnerable private networks outside the reach of perimeter-based security tools finds most companies unprepared and, thus, exposed to greater cyber threats as compared with on-premise work.