What’s the landscape for security in the Work From Home (WFH) era or Covid-19
While the basics of security and the threats have not changed much, the landscape has changed significantly. While most organizations are not working from the office, the normal situation of “build a security wall” and put important resources behind it is changed. These same organizations are having staff work from their personal computers where intuitional security (firewall, antivirus, passwords, etc.) do not protect the systems. Most organizations have not considered these changes as they rushed to get critical staff connected to the data, they need to keep the organization running. That combined with people’s desire to be connected and know what is going on around them combines to make social engineering threats much higher than they were in the past.
What can you do to help?
IT staff and consultants can deploy what called “Zero Trust” security solutions that make sure that identity and data are protected no matter where that data goes. What is great about this is Zero Trust solutions can make WFH easier than ever before. Passwords can be eliminated, and security escalated as all important information and communications are encrypted. So even if a hacker, virus, or crypto locker gets into a staff members computer, the attack will have no access to cooperate data.
If you are interested in knowing more, you can sign up for a free security evaluation for the office and home computers and we can send you some reports. Book a free 30 Minute Security Review