Remote Workers Prime Targets for Cyberattacks

Remote Workers Prime Targets for Cyberattacks

An increasing number of CISOs believe their employees will work remotely at least part of the time in the near future. The rising demand for a flexible work environment has forced businesses to quickly adapt. But companies should pay close attention to digital policies, whether employees are expected to bring personal devices into the office from home or whether they bring corporate devices to home when they plan to work remotely. In both instances, businesses should implement stringent cybersecurity policies to minimize the risk of a cyberattack and data theft. Employees frequently have to use passwords for a number of operations and services, and may be tempted to reuse one password to reduce confusion and increase convenience. Threat actors can target employees, especially those working remotely, to break into an entire business’s systems and make off with privileged data. Corporate security officers should implement several security policies to protect corporate devices and data in the flexible working environment. These policies can include Single Sign On (SSO) and Multi Factor Authentication (MFA).

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From “Remote Workers Prime Targets for Cyberattacks”
TechRadar (02/06/20) Sharp, Stuart

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