Businesses have likely settled into their relatively new remote working arrangements, and with this comes a brand new security infrastructure that many may have not been prepared for.
Now that employees are working from home for the time being, cybersecurity risks have become more rampant as homes are usually not equipped with the right tools to combat these potential threats.
In order to carefully protect company information when workers are operating from their homes, businesses need to invest in machine learning and artificial intelligence tools that are able to go through large amounts of data and relearn traffic patterns.
“With a wider, more open network perimeter and computing environment, businesses need the ability to monitor this new influx of data points,” said Ron Culler, senior director of technology and solutions at ADT Cybersecurity. “AI/ML provides something that traditional rule-based security information and event management systems (SIEMs) don’t provide: The ability to learn the environment as they are stood up.”
Organizations and their IT departments need to shift their focus on remote environments since many employees will be working from home for the foreseeable future. This includes endpoint management, endpoint detection and response, VPN security, cloud security and cyber event detection and response.
Working from home means that businesses need to equip their remote workers with tools, such as firewalls, to have better visibility as if the device were within the company’s physical office.