Remote Work & Travel – Security Brief

Jun 5, 2023

Traveling always takes us from our secure and comfort zone and might raise the level of risks we are facing on a day-to-day basis or it might create new risks we haven’t faced before.

The goal – keeping your company’s data & assets safe

The main risks we are facing on day-to-day basis:

  1. Assets and devices lost/stolen – can be a file, laptop, notebook, key, ID card, etc.
  2. Malware Attacks
  3. Credential Theft

It’s our responsibility to be vigilant and prepare ourselves for the whole travel phases and be proactive. Ask yourself – what can I do to protect my data?

Prior to your trip

  • Take only the equipment your need
  • Backup important data
  • Update your manager and the security regarding your destination and contact details
  • Consult with the IT team regarding the Bitlocker and 2FA
  • Make sure MFA is activated on all of your accounts – Use Non-SMS-based 2FA

During the trip

  • Keep an eye on your belongings
  • Don’t leave your assets unattended – keep your laptop with you at all times (with you on the flight)
  • Connect only to secure / known networks
  • Be suspicious of email & messages you get
  • External hard drives and devices are prohibited for use
  • Do not log in to Sirma’s applications/ environment from a non-company issues computer
  • Don’t talk publicly about work related issued

Returning home

  • Be alert to any strange activity in your account applications
  • Pay attention to unfamiliar email senders – clean your email inbox step by step
  • Report any issues that occurred during the trip

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