Introducing new risks
We needed more and stronger VPN and telecommunication solutions, we had to expose internal resources to the outside etc. Functionally, we made it all happen. By enabling employees to access their files, documents and applications from home, didn’t we introduce new cyber security risks? We did. And these risks are quickly becoming more and more exploited by attackers. The external perimeter is becoming bigger because of the connection we allow for our homeworkers.
The weak spot: awareness
We started communicating more and more in a digital way: mail, chat systems, phone calls, etc. In fact… we are getting overwhelmed by it. As a result, we are sometimes unaware of cyber-attacks. Phishing and social engineering were already a very successful attack vector as the human aspect remains the weakest link.
With more and more employees working from home, attackers shift their focus more and more to it.