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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

Jonathan Brown

Comments (2)

  1. Tyler Johnson
    May 28, 2020

    That’s a good point that working from home could result in a less secure environment for the data. I wouldn’t want any information stollen, so it might be a good idea to increase security. I’ll have to consider getting someone to help me prevent as many cyberattacks as possible if I decide to start a business where I work from home.

    • Jonathan Brown
      July 21, 2020

      Tyler,

      Thanks for your comments. Feel free to ask me questions about securing your data with Zero Trust Security.

      Jonathan Brown
      jbrown@gennet.com
      818-330-3088

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