Cyber Wednesday Info Byte #10

Consider the privacy risks that home smart devices might introduce to your remote workforce. A robust security awareness program will have a positive impact on employees even when they are off the clock.

The security and privacy of smart home devices can be contingent on the security of the home network. There were a few advanced users that mentioned more sophisticated network security mitigations, for example, segmenting their home network, installing virtual private networks (VPNs), or monitoring network traffic. For example, a do-it-yourselfer who customizes his smart home devices was diligent in securing his home network: “I have a protective network where all these devices live in, and you can’t get to it from the outside. I can get to it from within my house, and if I have to I can get to it via a VPN from the outside”

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