Watch out! New opportunities for hackers are opening as schools, businesses, government, and basically everyone start working remotely.
Beware of malware. Hosting professional and sensitive information on personal technology and at-home internet is leaving sensitive data vulnerable.
- 62% of employees report that they’re able to do their jobs from home.
- Weak passwords on devices, non-secure home wifi routers, and viruses from a family member’s devices are all potential vulnerabilities.
Digital viruses too. Experts warn that a compromised at-home employee device could spread viruses to a connected office network.
How does it affect my wallet?
Practice digital hygiene. Using VPNs, creating strong passwords, and using antivirus software at home are some ways to fend off hackers.
On the rise. The Coronavirus is likely to be a tipping point for telework gaining more favorability among businesses.
- Companies can save up to $11,000 per telecommuter per year.
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