With the instances of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases increasing by the day, organisations in affected countries across the globe are instructing their employees to work remotely. However, offering this option without proper oversight or preparation, especially the presence of unsecured IoT devices in houses, is raising security concerns.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), UK, has issued a security advisory, urging those who use smart cameras and baby monitors in the home to take the steps necessary to protect their devices from cyber-criminals.

Financial data platform Sentieo detected 77 public company transcripts that mention “work from home” or “working from home” last month, up from just four mentions of the phrase in February 2019. Most of these documents also have the word coronavirus.

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