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Telecommuting brings some benefits and, of course, some challenges. The security of working from home is one of the key problems. In April, Kaspersky’s survey found that 73% of employees have never received any IT security training from their employers after working remotely, which may cause them to be unprepared when they encounter network security problems.
In addition, remote employees tend to overestimate their knowledge of the basics of network security. In the first ten days of April 2020, Kaspersky’s analysis of anonymous learning results shows that 90% of learners choose the wrong answer, and their perception of the given answer is evaluated as “I know” or “I think I know”.
In this case, the most dangerous result is “unconscious incompetence.”.
The adoption of video conferencing, file storage services, file sharing services, and personal messaging applications is increasing as we rely on the network to share information and keep in touch to achieve our goals. However, some employees do not strictly use their business accounts for work-related purposes.
For example, 42% of employees are working with personal e-mail accounts, and nearly half (49%) admit to increasing the frequency of doing so. In addition, 38% of people use private messengers for work purposes, and 60% often do so after working from home. File sharing services that are not approved by IT departments are also widely used, with 53% of respondents using these sharing services more for work-related purposes. The use of such services is of great benefit to keep employees in touch, but if one or more of them become the targets of cyber criminals, it may pay a certain price, because it may lead to the theft of company information and unauthorized access to the company’s internal resources.
According to Kaspersky’s telemetry, cybercriminals are actively camouflage their malware to become popular messenger and online conferencing applications. Kaspersky detected 1.66 million unique malicious files spread under the cover of such applications.
Working from home requires employees to log in to company resources remotely from their personal devices. RDP is one of the most commonly used tools for this purpose. It is a proprietary protocol of Microsoft, enabling users to access windows workstations or servers. Unfortunately, due to the transition of many offices to remote work without notice and the incorrect configuration of many RDP servers, cyber criminals have tried to use this method to obtain unauthorized access to confidential company resources.
The most common type of attack used is brute force attack. Criminals try different combinations until they find the right combination, and then they can remotely access the target computer on the network.
From the beginning of March, Bruteforce.Generic.RDP The number of attacks has soared to 3.3 billion in the first 11 months of 2020.
Bring your own equipment
The survey found that more than two-thirds of respondents use personal computers to work from home. For a long time, the use of their own devices in the field of network security has been controversial, because it makes the company’s resources more vulnerable to attack. Even for those with equipment provided by employers (55%), there was no distinction between work and personal activities. In fact, 51% of employees admit to watching adult content on devices used for work, which is often targeted by cybercriminals.
Fraud and online deception
One of the common concerns of employees is phishing fraud. More than a quarter of respondents (27%) said they received malicious e-mails related to cowid-19 while working from home.
Compared with the same period in 2019, the number of scams related to social payments has increased fivefold in 2020. Kaspersky: telecommuting survey Kaspersky: the United States, Russia and the Netherlands are the countries with the largest number of hosted malware in the world Kaspersky: 78% of netizens consider quitting the social network securelist: Q1 2017 Insight into global DDoS attacks Kaspersky: only half of enterprises take DDoS attacks seriously Kaspersky: 25% of enterprises lost mobile devices in 2014 Kaspersky & Imperva: Q3 Linux accounted for 46% of DDoS attacks in 2015 Kaspersky: for Mac OS in 2014 Cisco report: the future of secure remote work Kaspersky Lab: summary of global cyber attacks in Q1, 2018 Reuters & Wall Street Journal: 1 / 6 of U.S. government agencies installed Kaspersky in 2017 Kaspersky: 5730 detected in 2017, 916 malicious mobile installation packages Kaspersky: 90% of enterprises have experienced at least one network attack
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