Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, local and national government recommendations are moving into the “delay” phase of their strategy to fight the virus. This includes social distancing techniques including closing schools and asking people to work from home. Elsewhere, people are having to or opting to work remotely to self-isolate, or to simply help slow the spread of the virus. The internet era and progress in technology has made it trivially simple for many of us to carry out our regular duties from the comfort of our own homes. That said, this flexibility comes with certain downsides, mainly by way of online security threats. Not only can remote workers have their own privacy put at risk, working from home could result in a compromise of company security too.
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AUTHOR: Wade Richmond is the founder and CEO of CISO ToGo, a cybersecurity firm specializing in the needs of small and medium sized business. Wade has 33 years of experience in IT, including Chief Information Security Officer roles for such large enterprises as BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, Ahold USA, Sensata Technologies, GTECH Corporation, Citizens Financial Group and CVS Pharmacies. In these positions, he has been responsible for providing leadership and direction to all cybersecurity and IT risk efforts associated with information technology applications, communications and computing services. To find out more information, please visit www.CISO-ToGo.com.