And neither do the people whose livelihoods and/or hobbies depend upon exploiting your IT infrastructure, which has just added hundreds to thousands of new exploit points with the move to remote working.
It's been a while since I last posted, so I'll be catching up a bit with a few more posts.
I'm going to start with this great article by Lily Hay Newman from WIRED, which is now two weeks old, but still very relevant.
Here's the thing: there are those who just don't care about their fellow humans. Maybe it's an individual, a group, or even a nation-state actor; they're going to capitalize on FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) with fresh new campaigns to gain access to and either exfiltrate or hold data for ransom.
Newman writes a prescient analysis of how she thinks it's going to go. In my next several posts, we'll see just how close she was (hint: fairly close to the bullseye).
Thanks for reading, stay healthy, and have a great day!
More people than ever are working from home, often with fewer security defenses on their home networks than they would have in the office. Even in critical infrastructure and other high-sensitivity environments where it would be impossible to securely work from home, skeleton crews at the office and general distraction can create windows of vulnerability. And in times of stress or distraction, people are more likely to fall for malicious scams and tricks.