Security teams managing remote employees know stay-at-home workers are holding Zoom parties, streaming Netflix and gaming on work equipment at all hours of the day and night. Today’s columnist, PJ Kirner of Illmio, offers five tips for locking down home networks. (Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Remote work has become the norm today and bad actors are having a field day. Not only are millions of professionals, government officials, and business executives now using the same home network to run their organizations that their 15-year-olds use to play video games, they’re also operating on less secure wireless networks, with almost no visibility, and relying on weaker security controls to keep their assets secure.

Many people simply aren’t aware of the added security risks that come with working from home. And in today’s world, where every work device has become interconnected, one intercepted device or network can cost an organization millions. In this environment, companies can’t risk poor cybersecurity hygiene among their staffs.

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