This article was written by the Associate Fellow of Cybersecurity Center, FTSM, National University of Malaysia, and a SPRITE+ Member Dr. Seyedmostafa Safavi, with edits from SPRITE+ Research Associate Dmitry Dereshev.
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One of the main measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 is social distancing, which, for many organizations, involves allowing or instructing employees to work from home.
With such a quick shift from an IT-secured work environment, remote work can pose security risks. Some opportunistic crooks are already using the coronavirus as a tool for malicious scams, and to exfiltrate passwords and other data, hoping that the employees would click on malicious links.
Here are some of the most important elements to make sure you are secure while working from home:
Management has a big impact on this specific area for their organizational security and its safety. Here is a cheat sheet for management to productively protect their organization facilities when everyone is working from home:
Thank you for reading this short article, I believe you can use these tips to make your home office run in a safer manner.
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