The COVID pandemic has created significant workplace challenges across the globe. Many employers had to restructure their workforces taking into consideration the ongoing pandemic. Mandatory work from home (WFH) has caused a tremendous surge in Cybersecurity threats and flooded the web with malware and other risks, making digital assets highly vulnerable. Slowly but surely, in some parts of the world, employees are returning to workspaces and offices. As the world prepares to return to normalcy, these 'back-to-office' workers are also a cause of increasing cyber security concerns.
Attackers have been taking advantage of the fact that many people working from home have not applied the same security on their networks, that would be in place in a corporate environment. Some enterprises have not deployed the right technologies or corporate security policies to ensure that all corporate owned or corporate managed devices have the exact same security protections, regardless of whether they're connected to an enterprise network or an open home Wi-Fi network.
It is like “The Hammer and the Dance Approach”, to curtail the Work-From-Home Security Threats. This approach is created by author Tomas Pueyo terming the lockdown period as “the Hammer “ and the period of living with it as “the dance”. A new approach to tackle the Back-to-Work Security Threats are as follows:
STEP 1 : Installing the Morphisec Agent on all End Points and Servers; a next generation solution that has a disruptive approach and uses a moving target defense to protect advanced threats.
STEP 2 : Isolate all the devices that were used in "Work from Home" environments and that will be reconnecting to the office network, Screen these isolated devices for any malicious threats.
STEP 3 : Strategize the Decoy's implementation across business networks to be able to early detect - lateral movements, potential breaches, and advance attacks in the environment.
STEP 4 : Perform 24*7 Security Monitoring to actively look for new threats that may arise in the IT Landscape.