April 17, 2020
Home office and IT security in times of COVID-19
The current situation and the preventive measures taken around the COVID-19 pandemic not only severely restrict public and private life, but also have a major impact on work culture.
re and more companies are being forced to allow their employees to work from home in order to keep operations running as smoothly as possible despite the restrictions and prohibitions.
Where otherwise concepts are developed over months, preparations are made and test runs are carried out, home office possibilities must currently be created within a few days. These ad hoc solutions are therefore rarely fully developed and often exhibit considerable deficiencies in the area of IT security. This is also reflected in the significant increase in malware and phishing campaigns, which take advantage of the current situation and thus increasingly target home office employees.
How these threats can be countered and what each individual can do at home to create a safer working environment was demonstrated by Tobias Arnold in a one-hour webinar on April 17. The presentation was aimed specifically at IT security laypersons and highlighted concrete risks and corresponding measures in four different areas of the home office.