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Guest blog: Now is the time to secure those new remote working tools

F-Secure Global

01.04.20 1 min. read

Over at Cydea, Robin Oldham has kicked off a positive project to help IT and security teams keep track of remote working tools. We’ll let Robin explain more about his free-as-in-both-beer-and-speech PSIRT repository for remote working:

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has led to many countries around the world mandating that citizens practice social distancing and stay at home. This has led to a huge surge in remote working. Organisations are rapidly adopting new technology solutions that allow users to access company resources and participate in remote meetings.

We know lots of IT and security teams are rushed off their feet right now. So we pulled together a list of resources for popular remote working tools so folks can (go back and) get stuff secured plus keep on top of any future security updates.

Cydea is open-sourcing it and making it freely available under the Creative Commons Zero Licence (CC.0).

At the moment the resource includes popular solutions in the following categories:

  • Video Conferencing (VC)
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Remote Access Gateway (RAG)

For each vendor there are links to:

  • Vendor-provided guidance and tips for securely configuring their software
  • Support sites where security advisories and updates can be found
  • Any notification options to have this information delivered to you automatically

You can access the remote working PSIRT repository on our GitHub account.

We hope that IT and infosec teams find it useful. Please share with your networks and help us to improve the resource by contributing to unknown fields.

Any suggestions for improvement? Let us – and Cydea – know in the comments. And keep an eye out for more guest blogs to come!

F-Secure Global

01.04.20 1 min. read


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