Telecommuting and digital trust

Today the digital transition is more than visible.

This is something that is relevant because many organizations in relation to the coronavirus health crisis, have had to rush to digital solutions. This speeds up the digital transition. Remote collaboration tools multiply and the face literally explodes. The concept of work in the office is gradually stretching to make way for virtual spaces for collaboration. A virtual space that promotes much more agility the city of exchanges. Yet while evolution can have several advantages, the real issues are not going to be overshadowed: those that refer to cybersecurity.

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"The Covid-19 crisis represents for any organization a major accelerator of its digital transformation, but also an increased use of telework. In France, the rate of telework, regular or occasional, was already on an upward curve and had increased from 25 to 30% from 2017 to 2019[1]. The pandemic has further exacerbated this phenomenon, completing the transformation of businesses. The very idea of workspace has evolved: the single office within the walls of the company or even the administrations has faded to make way for flex office and remote work. The company has truly become a hybrid, sharing the "all dematerialized. Organizations now tend to move closer to an "Ace to Service" model, where employees have access to their applications and software everywhere and all the time. Romain Delval, Certigna's Director of Operations.

With the first containment, several companies around the world have opted for telework. As mentioned above, this migration was done as a matter of urgency. A situation that has created a huge security flaw in many computers. Because employees had to use their own computer tools in some cases. "The continuity of economic activity has therefore sometimes been synonymous with the easing or degradation of computer security rules, and in general, an increase in cyber risks due to the widening of the scope of attack offered to cyber criminals. In this context, IS protection also includes teleworkers and the "digital workplace". Romain Delval points out.

A situation that proves to be a necessity when we know that rains in the year 2019, cyberattacks have literally multiplied by 4 especially at the beginning of the health crisis with coronavirus. The most growing cyber threats such as ransomware attacks and phishing can have a significant impact on business development and economic activity.

In view of this it is recommended to set up a set of platforms necessary to improve the virtual workspace. In this regard, Romain Delval advises: "To protect its extensive IS and reduce its exposure to cyber threats, it is necessary to ensure the security of its exchanges and data. It is therefore essential to secure the work remotely while respecting the agility and fluidity necessary for its activity. This includes a number of fundamental actions:

·         Protect your website with SSL certificates

·         Authenticate securely and certify electronic exchanges through the use of digital certificates

·         Sign documents remotely while giving them legally probative value through electronic signature

·         Ensure the dating of invoices, payslips and other documents through qualified time stamping

·         Ensure the authenticity and integrity of printed or digital documents

·         Host your data in a trusted, secure environment that complies with the European Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). »

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