The cybersecurity implications of working remotely

Help net security | March 20, 2020

The global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has had a notable impact on workplaces worldwide, and many organizations are encouraging employees to work from home. What are the cybersecurity implications of this shift?
Having a sizable amount of employees suddenly working remotely can be a major change for organizations and presents numerous problems with regard to cybersecurity.

One issue involves a lack of authentication and authorization. Because people are not seeing each other face-to-face, there is an increased need for two-factor authentication, monitoring access controls and creating strong passwords. There’s also a risk of increased attacks like phishing and malware, especially since employees will now likely receive an unprecedented amount of emails and online requests.

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Ethical challenges in Cybersecurity, by Mikko Hypponen. Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure speaks at CPDP 2017 (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection) in Brussels in January 2017. Topic: Ethical challenges in Cybersecurity.

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