Aon has announced the plans to scale up the capabilities of its cyber risk assessment platform, CyQu Enterprise, to address increased cyber vulnerabilities brought about by remote working.

CyQu is an automated cyber self-assessment platform designed specifically for SMEs. It helps organisations baseline cyber security maturity across nine security domains through a short survey.

It will then provide an automated CyQu score benchmarked against industry peers along with a snap shot of the firm’s reported cyber maturity and exposure across nine security domains.

Aon will now expand the tool to include remote working alongside other key security domains such as data security, access control, network security, physical security, application security, third-party exposure, and business resilience.

The shift to remote working following the Covid-19 outbreak has made businesses increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. Aon’s enhanced CyQu is aimed at identifying and resolving such vulnerabilities.

Aon Cyber Solutions CCO Richard Hanlon has been quoted as saying by Reinsurance News: “The shift to remote working as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have only amplified business’ exposure, as many are not aware of the additional cyber risks involved in connecting and working remotely.

“Our decision to expand the CyQu product is demonstrative of Aon’s proven ability to quickly assess and respond to business’ evolving needs with innovative and relevant solutions. We are pleased to offer a product that will help our clients to manage both immediate and long-term impacts of changing working practices.”