Convergent Risks Provides Updates on Business Continuity Planning for COVID-19

Los Angeles and London, March 17th, 2020, Convergent Risks announced further support and advice for business continuity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for the media & entertainment supply chain with information on secure home working, remote security assessments and assumed breach testing.

Risk Assessment
“Implementing risk-based assessment procedures to mitigate risk and ensure that business objectives, are met, while keeping safe, is paramount at this time,” said Convergent CEO Chris Johnson. He continued, “Our teams continue to work closely with our partner content owners, vendors and the trade bodies in monitoring the evolving situation while closely observing guidance from relevant governing bodies around the world to ensure we are following the very latest advice when providing support to our clients.”

Secure Home Working
As many businesses arrange Home Working it is essential to ensure safe and secure access as well as checking with content owners about strategy. As a minimum, the MPA Best Practices should be followed but additional security measures will be needed. Different scenarios of home working will require varying sets of security procedures and Convergent has collated a useful checklist which can
be viewed at

Remote Security Assessments
Convergent is now accommodating vendor requests where access is restricted to reschedule on-site TPN assessments to remote assessments provided for by the TPN. On-site assessments can be followed up at a later date with no extra cost from us,” Johnson said. “We are working with our partners to agree the viability of implementing other remote services.” He highlighted, “In an environment of home working there will be increased vulnerability and the MPA best practice of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning should be followed.”

Regular Updates
Johnson explained, “We aim to provide regular updates and work closely with our partners and customers on measures to ensure that our customers can push ahead with confidence. Further updates will be provided as measures are agreed and can be found on our website”.

About Convergent Risks
Convergent Risks is the industry’s leading provider of risk assessment and compliance services with offices in the US and UK, and representation across EMEA, India and Asia Pacific. It provides standalone professional technical consulting services, including cloud security reviews, pre-assessments, remediation, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, PII, GDPR and CCPA compliance, security strategy and training. Convergent Risks’ team of subject matter experts and independently qualified assessors undertake worldwide engagements on behalf of content owners and vendors and via their appointed trade bodies.

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