COVID-19 Causing New Cybersecurity Problems When Employees Work Remotely!

13 March 2020 Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog Blog
Authors: Peter Vogel

Darkreading.com reported that “Many companies, concerned for employees' health amid the rapid spread of coronavirus, have begun encouraging them to work from home. The shift, rightly done to protect people from infection, could also potentially expose organizations to cyberattack if precautions aren't taken.”  The March 11, 2020 article entitled “COVID-19 Drives Rush to Remote Work. Is Your Security Team Ready?” included these comments:

Remote work fundamentally changes the dynamic, especially for teams accustomed to working side-by-side every day.

People forced to change their behaviors may experience loss in productivity, communication challenges, and other unexpected roadblocks as they shift from corporate offices to home offices.

An unexpected environmental change can drive security risk.

Please be careful and thoughtful!

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