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How Your Remote Employees Expose you to Cyberattacks

Shahrokh Shahidzadeh
October 04, 2018

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In the global workplace more employees and IT contractors than ever access and connect daily to workplace network systems and numerous applications from multiple remote locations. The Global Workplace Analytics research found that remote workers have grown by 140% since 2005. The reality is that many of the massive data breaches we hear about almost every day are linked to compromised credentials from those workers that are mobile.

Recently the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHG) alerted that cyber adversaries have identified remote access as a weak spot that can be exploited. They’ve seen an increase in attacks through the remote desktop protocol (RDP) to gain unauthorized access to accounts and extract sensitive data.

Read more here about this growing concern and how remote work has reshaped the business landscape and ways to protect yourself.

The Acceptto, It’sMe(TM) risk-based multi-factor authentication on the eGuardian(R) platform is one solution to limit and prevent exposure to data breach before it happens. It allows your IT department to enhance security with the It’sMe(TM) MFA, enabling automated and real-time decisions to grant access to users who are remotely accessing your network servers. The MFA ensures that when using shared accounts to log into remote systems the identity is verified through identity access management and time-based one time access algorithm (TOTP).

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