Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [September 2020]

This month’s smart home cybersecurity news roundup includes the Windows XP source code leak, Zoom’s 2FA support, Twitter’s API keys leak, and the surge in DDoS attacks against the education sector.

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Aaron Forbes

Smart home cybersecurity explained

At Minim, we take security seriously. Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) in people’s homes is our thing. But did you know it’s easy to take some big steps in the right direction on your own?

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Aaron Forbes

Solving the WFH security problem with Minim + Telarus [podcast]

This past March, the number of remote workers in the United States grew by 16 million. It’s also expected that anywhere between 25% to 30% of the global workforce is going to be working remotely by the end of next year, and over 70% of CFOs have said they’ve made long-term plans for working remotely at their companies.  With this widespread shift, new challenges in corporate data security are ...

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Aaron Forbes

Cybersecurity home defense: how to secure your WFH network

Nearly ten years ago, the workforce saw the popularity of the Bring Your Own Device or BYOD trend rise in the workplace—significantly enough that 70% of businesses developed BYOD policies by [month/year]. On top of this, the app explosion of 2013 led to the need for businesses to further manage this additional onslaught of data.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [July 2020]

This month’s smart home cybersecurity news roundup includes the Twitter hack affecting 130 accounts, the F5 BIG-IP vulnerability affecting thousands of systems around the globe, and Garmin’s ransomware problem that left customers in the dark for days.

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Aaron Forbes

How to secure your home network for WFH [survey]

The sudden shift for companies from a permanent workplace to working from home comes with employee frustrations and dozens of security problems that can leave an IT helpdesk swamped. Learning to mitigate these issues and prevent them from happening in the first place is the best thing a company can do for its employees—and it’ll pay off in the future too.

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Aaron Forbes

The UPnP security exploit affecting millions of home devices

You might have heard the term “plug and play” before. In general, the term encompasses a device that can be used without user configuration, allowing for a smooth and easy setup and continuous usage throughout the device’s lifetime. Although this might sound nice at first, the Universal Plug and Play or UPnP protocol has seen enough controversy throughout its lifespan and has been affected by ...

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Alec Rooney

VPN: from protector to attack conduit in the new remote work era

According to NPR, about a third of Americans are now working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This unique challenge presents new problems for corporate IT and Information Security departments who provide the support their employees need while working from home. Arguably, the biggest challenge they face is providing support for their employees’ home networks.

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Aaron Forbes

The COVID-19 malware strain that wipes data from computers

Just like the pandemic that’s been sweeping the globe, a Coronavirus-inspired malware program dubbed “COVID-19.exe” has been infecting computers running Windows with the sole purpose of destroying user data.

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Nicole Hayward

Work From Home Cybersecurity Risk podcast by Daily Journal [recap]

After months of widespread distributed work due to COVID-19, businesses must face that corporate data protection is only as good as the home network's cybersecurity efficacy. Plus, this is a new normal. According to Global Workplace Analytics, "Our best estimate is that 25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by 2021." As the majority of homes do not have adequate ...

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