Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , COVID-19 , Governance & Risk Management

The Urgency of Re-Examining Security Practices During Pandemic

Cybersecurity Expert Reviews Key Questions to Ask
Shelton Newsham, cyber protect & prevent lead, Yorkshire & Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit

Organizations must carefully re-examine their security procedures to make sure they're adequate for the new work-from-home environment during the COVID-19 crisis, says Shelton Newsham, a British law enforcement official who specializes in cybersecurity.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, he advises: "Revisit your recovery plans: Are they still suitable? Look at the redundancy of staff: Are those staff still available? Have you reviewed the escalation process for an issue? Does it need streamlining to be more effective in this new working environment?"

He also addresses:

  • How the threat landscape is changing during the pandemic;
  • The importance of conducting security checks for new employees;
  • How organizations can help prevent cyberattacks;
  • How businesses can work better with law enforcement to investigate and respond to cybercrimes.

Shelton has over 18 years' experience in law enforcement. He is currently the cyber prevent, cyber protect and fraud protect lead at the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Team, a British law enforcement investigation unit. He works closely with investigation teams at UK government agencies and international law enforcement organizations.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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