News / March 20, 2020
Charter of Trust publishes recommendations for home office security
The current COVID 19 crisis has led to an exponential increase in the numbers of WFH – people working from home – to safeguard public health. At the same time, there is an increased risk in terms of Cybersecurity.
This is predominantly caused by two factors:
- The re-distribution of workplaces away from the office and the spike in using virtual collaboration platforms has substantially widened the attack surface. This can threaten the digital infrastructure we now rely on more than ever for business continuity. It could even threaten critical infrastructure and provision of critical services, if not addressed pro-actively.
- The COVID 19 crisis provides adversaries with new opportunities for targeted attacks, whether these are phishing emails or targeted scams. These tactics are intended to take advantage of citizens who are naturally concerned about their health and safety and are particularly vulnerable.