September 30, 2023

Tend to protect from one virus .. should not lead to another virus… Millions of workers signing in remotely to corporate networks and through cloud-software programs could open a door for hackers to actively exploit.

As millions of workers log into work from home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, there’s the risk that they could increase the chance of exposure to another kind of virus, the kind that can lock up corporate networks.

Everybody is using these remote services, this attack surface becomes much more attractive,”.

Coronavirus-inspired work-from-home push really underscores a problem of compatibility between traditional in-house network security appliances and cloud-based mobile devices.

The biggest problem is that these organisations have moved their applications to the cloud, but the problem is that the connections to those applications at a lot of these organisations sit inside of a building, so while the applications are safe while you’re in the building, what they’re missing is that these users, as soon as they leave that building, those connections are still required to access those applications.

Employees working from home should use a company-approved device and consult their IT department if they will be using a personal device to connect to corporate networks. Also, employees connecting through their home Wi-Fi need to ensure that they have a strong password, and to avoid using public or unsecured networks.

Maintaining system health is as same as physical health.. It’s responsibility of employees to keep online hygiene themselves ……

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