This newsletter issue focuses on risks and cybersecurity incidents from a business perspective. As a mom, I’ve had to think about and address our risks at home, including cybersecurity. I was surprised at how quickly my son encountered the pitfalls that come along with technology. He easily circumvented the restrictions imposed by parental controls with a quick Google search. With the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT), I’ve had to think about whether I really want to be able to open our garage door remotely.

Sadly, most don’t think about these cybersecurity risks but rather, embrace the convenience and ease that IoT technology brings to their lives and homes. Don’t get me wrong, I like that too. However, I’m not willing to take the risk—my doors being unlocked without my knowledge, our security camera being used to access my home computer and all that I access from it. No thanks!

COVID has forced many organizations to embrace work-from-home or remote working, but what risks and security exposures from their team members’ home networks have they created? We’ve already seen incidents of a remote worker introducing ransomware into the corporate network and cloud storage. I’m sure there’s more to come. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Consider the new risks working remotely has introduced to your organization and ensure that you’ve put some minimum-security measures in place. Keep the cyber ghosts and goblins at bay and enjoy Halloween with costumes and candy as it was meant to be!

First published in our October 2022 IT Radix Resource newsletter