Threat Model and Security Considerations for Remote Workers

Threat Model and Security Considerations for Remote Workers


As the world faces uncertain times, due to the spread of the pandemic COVID19 (coronavirus) outbreak, organizations around the world sent hundreds of thousands of employees to work from their home.

A pandemic of this magnitude has increased dependency on the digital communication. The Internet of Things (IoT) has instantaneously become the preferred channel for effective communication and human interactions which has also then increased the threat surface exponentially.

Remote work presents the challenge for information security because remote work environments don’t usually have the same safeguards as in the office. When the employees are at office, they are working behind layers of preventive security controls. So it is harder to make a security mistake while at the office. Cyber criminals are increasingly exploiting the vulnerabilities of working at home through various techniques.

The security teams are scrambling for the right measures to put the necessary security controls in place for remote workers.

Security Threats facing the Remote Workforce

  1. Insider Threats
  2. Insecure Passwords
  3. Bypassing the Multi-Factor Authentication
  4. Phishing
  5. VPN Brute-Force

How to secure your remote workforce? Read more on HAWKEYE blog.

Security Threats facing the Remote Workforce