Article | July 16, 2020

The Rise Of Home Infosec – How To Support Your Customers

By Jose-Miguel Maldonado, Rubica Cybersecurity

Home Infosec Security Circle

Driven by the remote workforce migration, the scope of company IT and cybersecurity just expanded into the living room. We call this Home Infosec. You’re rolling out new tools to enable your employees and customers to continue their work remotely and collaborate—yet also rely on them to act as their own tech support. Despite whatever policies companies have around using work devices for personal purposes, the reality is that employees are juggling their personal and work activities at home. They’re downloading kids’ homework assignments, scheduling Amazon deliveries, streaming music—all on the same devices they use to access work services and work email.

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How can you help your customers address these home environment vulnerabilities? Are employees responsible for their own Home InfoSec? Do MSPs and IT teams have to shoulder this burden, and if so, how can you do so practically? Where’s the line on the slippery slope between the employee’s private life and their work life?

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