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Remote Working Assessment

If your organisation has begun remote working for the first time, it’s important to ensure that it is being done securely. Find out how we can help your organisation.

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Enabling workers to access the systems and data they need from home can present your organisation with a wide range of cyber risks that remote attackers can be quick to exploit. Assessing the security of your remote working solution can guarantee that configuration issues are not exposing your corporate data and systems to unauthorised users or cybercriminals.

If a threat actor gains a foothold into your remote working environment, they may be able to attack internal servers, workstations and infrastructure devices, which could result in stolen corporate data, financial damage or loss of goodwill.

The Result of COVID-19 on Cybersecurity

Most organisations were not set up securely enough to support remote working prior to the pandemic. Instead, they were forced to create quick solutions to avoid downtime, by providing employees with quick access to systems and data. Yet by doing so, cybersecurity had not been prioritised and unsafe working practices were created. Figures from the Swiss National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reported a 250% increase in cyberattacks since the start of the pandemic.

This upsurge in sophisticated cyberattacks calls for new cutting-edge detection mechanisms, which have been cultivated by Gridware to meet the highest security standards.

Gridware Differentiators

Gridware's expert penetration testers in Sydney and Melbourne have designed a remote working security assessment service that is tailored to the needs of each client, providing your organisation and its stakeholders accredited security that your internal servers, workstations and infrastructure devices are protected from malicious cybercriminals.

We are proud to be CREST (Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers) Certified, a result of our expertise in the protection of Australian organisations. Employing the highest quality cybersecurity talent in the market, we continue to offer our clients results that speak for themselves, allowing them to avert financial loss, reputational damage and lost time.

Remote Working Assessment - The Gridware Approach

Gridware’s expert pentesting team will use industry-leading techniques to assess the security posture of your remote working solution, by identifying any configuration vulnerabilities privileges and providing their respective remediation activities.

Gridware can guarantee security through a remote working assessment, which is completed in accordance to the following method: 

The Gridware management team will meet with your organisation to discuss your remote working environment and establish a scope of assessment. A report will also be compiled to notify you and your stakeholders of the nature and timeline of your remote working assessment.

The penetration test results are collated and intricately analysed into a report that describes the approach and findings.

Gridware’s penetration team will then establish the number of network assets within the defined scope of your organisation’s remote working environment, identifying any existing technology that may pose a threat to your cybersecurity.

Gridware’s expert recommendations are organised by their risk factor and coupled with easy-to-understand requirements for you and your stakeholders to apply efficiently.

With reference to the information identified in the initial phase, Gridware’s penetration testers assess your remote working environment for potential vulnerabilities from the perspective of a threat actor.

After confirmation that your organisation has implemented Gridware’s remediation activities, a re-verification test will be conducted to ensure that all changes have been made correctly and no subsequent issues have arisen.


Key Benefits

Gridware’s services will help you take preventive action to avoid the cost of network recovery and downtime which may result from a remote cyber attack. Testing is effective at mitigating the financial loss and reputational damage resulting from a cyber attack and its resulting impacts. It can be a game-changing move to take your organisations remote working systems from below-average to strategically in tune with the latest threats and challenges.

A Remote Working Assessment is a proactive way of shaping mature cybersecurity strategies by testing remote working systems before something can go wrong. 

Gridware is proud to be CREST (Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers) Certified.

Remote Working Assessment FAQs

Gridware’s remote working assessment helps your organisation identify and mitigate security risks that result as a consequence of employees working remotely. An assessment can cover a wide range of security risks, such as exploitable infrastructure, systems and applications. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased cybersecurity risks for most organisations, especially those who only began remote working recently. Cybercriminals have exploited the pandemic as an opportunity to step up their criminal activities by taking advantage of employees working from home. 

This has been solidified through figures of a recent survey conducted by Tessian, which found 43% of employees admitted to making a mistake at work that had security repercussions, while 47% of employees said they’ve clicked on a phishing email at work during the pandemic. 

Gridware’s leading security experts will assist your organisation in identifying and addressing a wide range of remote working security risks, including, but not limited to:

  • RPD (remote Desktop Protocol) flaws
  • Firewall misconfigurations
  • BYOD (Bring-your-own-device) policy and control flaws
  • VPN misconfigurations
  • Cloud misconfigurations
  • Improper access controls

The cost of a remote working assessment will generally depend on the size of the organisation. In our experience, most companies looking to undertake a remote working penetration test can require between 1-2 days of testing and consulting services. There are other factors to consider that affect the price, including any regulatory or legal requirements affecting your industry which reflects into the price.

In our experience, a remote working assessment can take between 1-2 business days to complete, depending on the size of your organisation. 

Gridware’s remote working assessments are tailored to the specific needs of your organisation, and are conducted using leading-edge techniques and technologies. In doing so, Gridware can guarantee that your organisation will experience no downtime and can continue to function as normal during a remote working assessment.

Customer Stories

Gridware has acted for hundreds of companies and helped them recover from potentially disastrous situations. Read about how our services have helped others:


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