The State of emergency, declared last week by the Bulgarian Parliament, as part of the global effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, and the subsequent Order by the Bulgarian Minister of Health (Order № РД-01-124), created various consequences for private businesses. Among them is the recommendation to assure home-based work, wherever possible.
To help employers navigate the process, Mitko Karushkov and Mario Arabistanov put together some important aspects in terms of the remote use of corporate IT infrastructure:
- Companies shall ensure operational
capacity in terms of preventing and coping with potential unauthorised access
to the corporate servers, networks and other information storage devices.
- The IT infrastructure of the companies
shall be equipped with sufficient software protection, which aims to prevent
security breaches, encrypted connectivity when the employees are using cloud
infrastructure and communication channels, which are protected from potential
- Employees should be made aware of
the existing IT related corporate policies, which are currently in place. Such
policies may include prohibition for installation of software, prohibition for
visiting certain types of websites or other actions which may be dangerous for
the functioning of the corporate IT infrastructure.
- In case no IT related policies have
been adopted, companies shall initiate steps toward implementation of such
policies/procedures and communicating them to the employees, who work remotely,
in case electronic communication channels have been adopted in the employment
- To provide the employees with a
brief practical instruction on the rules for remote use of the corporate IT
infrastructure and outline the existence of the applicable IT policies [if
Check the full text of Mitko and Mario's recommendations on Capital newspaper's website.