By Colonnade Security Inc.
Those businesses, schools, and government agencies, lucky enough to remain open, asked employees to work remotely at home. The global pandemic caused a significant shift in how our society functioned—the novel coronavirus changed our work environments to an unprecedented degree. Along with these new work practices comes a variety of security challenges.
“Criminals will use the crisis to scam people for money, account information and more,” he says. “With more people working from home, people need to make sure they are practicing good cybersecurity hygiene, just like they would at work. There is also a big risk that infrastructures will become overwhelmed, resulting in communication outages, both internet and cell.”
Further to comments by Professor Marcus Rogers, thieves are looking for any opportunity to steal corporate equipment — company computers, mobile phones, tablets, imaging devices, to name a few. Information gathered from said devices can present a security nightmare for any company or organization.
Concerns about the COVID-19 have increased the business world’s dependence on teleworking. According to Zoom Video Communications, millions of people flocked to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family while tethered to their homes during the pandemic. Zoom’s video conferencing services exploded from 10 million daily users to over 300 million users and counting a day since March 11th, 2020.
There are plenty of articles informing you about protecting your information from phishing scams, malware, computer viruses, and hacking. We won’t dwell upon it. We will, however, discuss home security and your responsibility to protect your employers’ equipment and user data. Therefore, when working from home, consider the following:
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