Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Endpoint

6/22/2020
03:00 PM
100%
0%

Employees Say They're Working From Home Without Security Guidance

Working from home is new for many enterprise employees, yet many say they've received little in the way of new training or technology to keep them safe.

The sudden rush to work from home has left companies scrambling to secure millions of enterprise logins. While a new study reports that 93% of now-remote employees are confident their employers are securing their work, the workers also cite significant shortcomings in the technology and training providing that security.

The study, by IBM Security and Morning Consult, finds 53% of work-from-home employees are using their personal computers to do their jobs. Yet 61% say they haven't been given new technology to secure those machines, and 43% say they haven't received new training on secure remote-enterprise computing.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, only 14% of employees report their employers broadly allowed working from home. Though 41% of the users say their jobs require them to handle personally identifiable information (PII), more than half say they are either unsure about any new policies regarding the handling of PII, or they're sure there is no new policy. And while 75% report they now hold at least one meeting weekly via videoconferencing, 54% say there are no new security policies to deal with those remote meetings.

Read more here.

 
 
 
 
Learn from industry experts in a setting that is conducive to interaction and conversation about how to prepare for that "really bad day" in cybersecurity. Click for more information and to register for this On-Demand event. 
Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
6/24/2020 | 12:03:21 PM
Not surprising
Certainly no one thought a pandemic would occur that would cause us to shift how we work however it did and we notice that we are forced to contemplate facets we hadn't in the past. If you incorporate Security Platforms that are ingrained within your business architecture this is not a problem.

The realist in me however notices this is often not the case as this survey supports.
NoahSorell
50%
50%
NoahSorell,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/29/2020 | 7:44:08 AM
Re: Not surprising
Really!
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 10/30/2020
6 Ways Passwords Fail Basic Security Tests
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  10/28/2020
'Act of War' Clause Could Nix Cyber Insurance Payouts
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  10/29/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
How to Measure and Reduce Cybersecurity Risk in Your Organization
In this Tech Digest, we examine the difficult practice of measuring cyber-risk that has long been an elusive target for enterprises. Download it today!
Flash Poll
How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world -- and enterprise computing -- on end. Here's a look at how cybersecurity teams are retrenching their defense strategies, rebuilding their teams, and selecting new technologies to stop the oncoming rise of online attacks.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-7759
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-30
The package pimcore/pimcore from 6.7.2 and before 6.8.3 are vulnerable to SQL Injection in data classification functionality in ClassificationstoreController. This can be exploited by sending a specifically-crafted input in the relationIds parameter as demonstrated by the following request: http://v...
CVE-2020-7760
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-30
This affects the package codemirror before 5.58.2; the package org.apache.marmotta.webjars:codemirror before 5.58.2. The vulnerable regular expression is located in https://github.com/codemirror/CodeMirror/blob/cdb228ac736369c685865b122b736cd0d397836c/mode/javascript/javascript.jsL129. The ReDOS vu...
CVE-2020-27014
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-30
Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac 2020 (Consumer) contains a race condition vulnerability in the Web Threat Protection Blocklist component, that if exploited, could allow an attacker to case a kernel panic or crash. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute high-privileged code on the targ...
CVE-2020-27015
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-30
Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac 2020 (Consumer) contains an Error Message Information Disclosure vulnerability that if exploited, could allow kernel pointers and debug messages to leak to userland. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute high-privi...
CVE-2020-27885
PUBLISHED: 2020-10-29
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability on WSO2 API Manager 3.1.0. By exploiting a Cross-site scripting vulnerability the attacker can hijack a logged-in user’s session by stealing cookies which means that a malicious hacker can change the logged-in user’s pass...