The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), outlines safer online meeting and home network measures.
Home-based workers are at increased risk of a cyberattack, but there are several measures they can take to reduce risk.
This is according to Bryan Baxter, a corporate IT business development manager, and IITPSA KZN chapter committee member, who was addressing an IITPSA KZN Chapter webinar last week.
The webinar, focusing on cybersecurity and etiquette for remote work and meetings, outlines a significant shift in cyber risk facing companies and their employees.
“The abrupt move to remote working and cloud has driven many companies to try and do in a matter of months what others took years to achieve,” Baxter said. This move has strained IT resources and highlighted vulnerabilities in home IT environment, which cybercriminals were taking advantage of.
“Security and communication at home are typically not sufficient for corporate usage,” Baxter warned.
Reducing home worker cyber risk
Corporate data is at risk in home user environment due to common vulnerabilities in home networks, and the fact that many users were unaware that their personal information may already have been compromised, Baxter said.
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