Working from home and cloud security

Working Remotely: Advice for Organisations and Staff

This document has been compiled to help organisations think about the cybersecurity risks that arise when staff need to work from remote locations. We’ve provided a series of recommendations that can be used as a starting point in addressing these risks.

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Working Remotely: Getting Started on Cloud Security

Cloud services are one of the few practical solutions available to meet the challenge of working remotely, however the movement to cloud services at pace creates risks. Managing these risks should be an organisation’s objective in order to ensure short-term fixes don’t become long-term problems.

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Working Remotely: Securing Microsoft Azure and Office 365

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 (O365) are cloud services used by many organisations providing remote working solutions for staff. Some organisations already have a well-established O365 security posture, but for those who are required to stand it up in a hurry, this document provides straightforward starting guidance to securing the O365 environment.

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Zoom Security Advice from the GCISO 

This paper sets out the Government Chief Information Security Officer’s advice to public servants on important security settings when using Zoom remote conferencing services for official New Zealand Government business, either within a public-sector organisation, or when collaborating with partner agencies.

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Principles for Secure Video, Voice, and Messaging Communications

There are a number of technology options for communicating that now include voice, group messaging, and video. While many of these technologies require specific measures to ensure they are used securely, some enduring principles can be used to help organisations make sound security decisions.

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Securing Amazon Web Services

This page contains guidance designed to help your organisation commence the process of securing cloud resources in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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