By now, we have all acclimated to a work from home world. Benefits like free dress, more family meals, and no commute far exceed the disadvantages. Hackers bet on the employee who works with his feet up has probably let his guard down. Reliance on home networks, connected personal devices, and VPN connections put PII, PHI, and IP at great risk. Cyber attacks including phishing, business email compromise, and credential stuffing have therefore increased significantly since the quarantine began. CISOs (also working from home) acknowledge people are the weakest link in a cyber defense program. When CISOs remind employees of these and other work from home pitfalls, they flatten a different kind of curve – a cyberrisk curve.
CISO Street recently moderated a virtual CISO panel and asked panelists about their perspectives on several cybersecurity issues and trends. In this video, Arun DeSouza, CISO for Nexteer Automotive, Zahira Gonzalvo, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for Flagstar Bank, Bill Bowman, CISO with Emburse, and Dimitriy Sokolovskiy, CISO with Avid Technology, share their mitigation strategies for combatting the risks while working from home.