Over Half Of Work-from-home Staff Believe Riskier Cybersec Behaviors Are Ok – Experts Reaction

A new study from Tessian, The State of DLP (data loss prevention) 2020 (links are below) finds that “over half of WFH employees they can get away with riskier behavior when working outside the office” and that “security training doesn’t seem to be curbing the problem of data loss.”  Cybersecurity experts offer perspective.


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Matias Katz, CEO,  Byos
June 01, 2020
Some basic steps businesses can take to protect themselves against cyber threats.
There are often dozens of unmanaged devices connecting to our home networks: personal laptops, cellphones, gaming consoles, and home IoT. Any of these devices represent an entry point for attackers; once they've compromised an edge device, chances are high this compromise will spread laterally throughout the home network. And once an attacker or malware gets into a device, they often go undetected ....
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Laurence Pitt, Global Security Strategy Director,  Juniper Networks
June 01, 2020
Security awareness is important for home workers.
This COVID-19 situation will drive changes in remote working policies not just to be better prepared for the future, but also because it’s likely that many users will find that working from home is something they want to do more regularly, once it becomes optional again. Many organizations already have flexible and detailed policies in-place, but it would still be highly recommended to dust them ....
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Mounir Hahad, Head ,  Juniper Threat Labs, Juniper Networks
June 01, 2020
Enterprises should make sure cyber security remains a top priority and not let their guard down.
Enterprises should make sure cyber security remains a top priority and not let their guard down. It doesn’t take much for a threat actor to infiltrate a network, once a vulnerability is exposed. Sometimes, it means reaching beyond the corporate perimeter to top employees’ homes to help them have the correct set up. A Wi-Fi access point with cloud management capability goes a long way towards s ....
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Josh Bohls, Founder,  Inkscreen
June 01, 2020
Most people think of "insider threats" as employees with bad intentions.
This is why WFH is keeping IT leaders up at night. Employees are going to find workarounds to remain productive, they are not going to ask IT for permission or advice as frequently, and they will introduce unknown risks to the company. Most people think of "insider threats" as employees with bad intentions but the more prevalent threat is derived from not adhering to IT policy. ....
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