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Experts Warn of Attacks on Telecommuters

By Vigilize | Monday, March 23, 2020 - Leave a Comment

As more offices rely on working remotely, hackers are working to take advantage…


An article review.


As concerns over the coronavirus continue to mount, more Americans than ever are working remotely from their homes…and hackers are looking to take advantage of the situation.  That’s according to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which issued an alert on Friday warning of the vulnerabilities associated with telecommuting.

If your organization has been implementing remote access for some time you are probably familiar with the risks involved.  However, even those experienced with remote access may face challenges as many more employees than before work from home…and those organizations who are new to the concept are having to quickly implement new policies and procedures.

In addition to avoiding potentially malicious websites promising new information on the coronavirus outbreak, experts warn that those working from home should take steps to safeguard sensitive date on their machines, such as avoiding public wifi networks.  The CISA also suggests that employers should offer more awareness training, and–as always–ensure all servers and endpoints are up to date on their security patches.


Original article by Maggie Miller, writing for The Hill.


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