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Are there innocent devices in a business network?

What risks does remote work imply for companies and how can they face them?

At the time of starting the work day (remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic), an employee of an organization turns on his study computer and connects to the organization’s systems. For some reason, he decides not to use the laptop that the company gave him to work from home. Later, he goes out to the garden for coffee, but without neglecting his activities. He uses his smartphone to answer emails, correct documents, and have a short video conference – even downloading a recommended collaboration app.

In all these situations, the company employee – without knowing it – could be playing with fire. The devices you use throughout the day – what technical specialists call endpoints (or endpoint devices) – can be exploited by cybercriminals to break into the corporate network and trigger serious problems, such as critical data leaks or ransomware attacks.

Read the complete article on TechTarget, by Juan Carlos Vázquez, Attivo Networks.

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