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3 Reasons Why your Remote Workforce Is Vulnerable
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5/30/2020 | 7:09:17 PM
COVID
Though the current situation with COVID-19 is likely temporary, for security teams, shifting priorities to adjust for employees working from home should not be seen as a long-term initiative COVID may be temporary but we do not know what is next, we just need to be ready.
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5/30/2020 | 7:07:23 PM
phishing
Additionally, the number of phishing attacks drastically increases, capitalizing on amplified emotions of individuals. Especially with the implementation of CARES act obviously some will take advantage of the situation.
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5/30/2020 | 7:03:49 PM
Personal device
Some employees are relying on their personal devices to connect to the network, which are likely running applications that arent approved by the IT department. Most personal devices would not have proper security mess users on them either.
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5/30/2020 | 7:02:13 PM
RDP
Because nearly everyone is remote, there has been a huge spike in RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and VPN (Virtual Private Network) usage linking to your organizations network. Yes, RDP and VPN are useful tools these days. Also more web apps then anything else will be commonly used during these days.
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5/30/2020 | 6:58:40 PM
exploit
Unfortunately, threat actors are currently thriving, taking full advantage of both the scramble to adjust and the security weaknesses that remote work presents. Certainly golden days for attackers so they can exploit untrained workers.


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