Working from home is a big problem for cybersecurity

Jamie McKane

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Working from home is a big problem for cybersecurity

As companies and government agencies send their employees home to avoid contact with the coronavirus, many cybersecurity teams are facing the unenviable challenge of securing sprawling, vulnerable networks.

Every time an employee connects to their corporate network from home, they’re creating possible access points for hackers to exploit. When this happens 1,000 times on a single network almost overnight, as it has amid orders for regional lockdowns, it’s increasingly difficult to ensure every connection is secure.

[Bloomberg]
 

deweyzeph

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What this article misses is that many companies no longer have corporate networks. Everything is in the cloud, which essentially means there is absolutely no difference whether they work from the internet connection at the office or from their internet connection at home. For example, my company uses Dropbox, Google Drive and Google Mail (via GSuite), Bitbucket, Jira, etc. We have no corporate network to speak of, no onsite servers, no Active Directory servers. From a security point of view it makes absolutely no difference what internet connection we use or where we work from.
 
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