Darkreading.com reported that “research showed that home networks were 3.5 times more likely than corporate networks to have at least one malware family — and 7.5 times more likely to have five or more distinct types of malware.” The April 14, 2020 article entitled “Insecure Home Office Networks Heighten Work-at-Home Risks” included these comments:

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a big increase in the number of people working from home around the globe.

In many instances, companies that have not previously supported teleworking capabilities have been forced to implement them hurriedly in order to keep their businesses running while work-at-home mandates remain in effect.

Even organizations that have traditionally supported remote workers, in many instances, have been left scrambling to accommodate the sudden increase in the number of teleworkers over the past few weeks.

Security analysts have expressed concern about the situation exposing organizations to more attacks from opportunistic adversaries.

In recent weeks, several security vendors have noted a sharp increase in COVID-19 related phishing, spam, business email compromise and other scams.

WFH is basic today so please stay safe and think about your WFH environment!

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