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Work From Home: Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Strategies for Protecting Your Network

January 2021 Podcast
Phil Groce

Phil Groce, a senior network defense analyst in the SEI's CERT Division, discusses the security implications of remote work.

“There has been in the last five years a huge transformation and explosion in the number of devices on, and the complexity of, home networks. As a result, over the course of time, vulnerabilities are accumulating and building up into a groundswell in home networks across the world.”

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced significant changes in enterprise work practices, including an increased use of telecommunications technologies required by the new work-from-home policies that most organizations have instituted in response. In this SEI Podcast, Phil Groce, a senior network defense analyst in the SEI's CERT Division, discusses the security implications of this dramatic increase in the number of people in organizations who are working from home, examines the threats and vulnerabilities associated with the increase in remote work, and offers practical solutions to individuals and enterprises for operating securely in this new environment.