Companywide Work From Home: Six Cybersecurity Considerations

With the coronavirus pandemic shifting employees who normally work in offices to remote working, cybersecurity threats – already a significant issue for remote employees – have intensified. Hackers are taking advantage of the thirst for information about the virus, as well as the increased risks associated with employees working from home environments. During a recent webinar hosted by the Hedge Fund Law Report’s sister service – the Cybersecurity Law Report – BlackCloak founder and CEO Dr. Christopher Pierson discussed new and existing cyber threats, as well as measures that chief information security officers and chief privacy officers should be implementing to mitigate them. This article summarizes the discussion. A complimentary recording of the webinar is available here. For more on cybersecurity, see “SEC Review of Cybersecurity Finds Gains Since 2014, but Cites Gaps in Training and Compliance” (Aug. 24, 2017).

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