Cybersecurity For Remote Work And Travel

Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, cyber security is an important thing to pack with you, along with your extra socks and toothpaste. Cyber criminals understand that people are more at risk when traveling, and you should too. Below are some expert opinions on what to consider.

Top employee cybersecurity tips for remote work and travel

With the holidays approaching, many remote workers, already at heightened risk of cyberattacks, will be traveling booking holiday travel to visit family and friends. This will likely exacerbate IT teams’ anxiety about cybersecurity, already heightened by the pandemic and its aftereffects. In a survey by the Ponemon Institute, 65% of IT and security professionals said they found it easier to protect an organization’s confidential information when staff were working in the office.(1)

The Cybersecurity Challenges Of Working From Anywhere

The shift to remote working during the pandemic coincided with a significant rise in cybersecurity incidences as criminals sought to take advantage of both the stress and disruption of the pandemic itself and the increased “attack surface” available to target … This has forced employees and security teams alike to think about security in a way that was not required in the pre-pandemic landscape when work was predominantly conducted in a physical workspace.(2)

Cybersecurity risks and remote work – Protocol

Secure the home Wi-Fi network. Remote workers need to make sure they’re on at least WPA2 encryption, according to Caroline Wong, chief strategy officer at Cobalt, a remote-first “penetration testing as a service” startup. Older security protocols like WEP and WPA have been hacked and are considerably less secure.(3)

Remote Work, Return to Travel Increase Cyber Attacks in 2022

Regardless of whether employees are working from home or traveling on business, companies that have the most sophisticated enterprise cybersecurity systems in place are still at risk. One major weakness is that these platforms often fail to adequately protect electronic devices outside of the physical office space.(4)

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