A representative of Webroot has explained in an interview that multi-layered security is a prerequisite for work from home purposes.
A working environment at the office and a working environment at home are two totally different aspects. The security of data you get at the office is vastly superior to the ones you can manage at home. Considering that a spokesperson of the company which makes one of the most widely used and user-affordable antiviruses, “Webroot” has stated in his interview that the company ensures that there is multi-layered security at play for people who are working from home.
He has elucidated in his interview that the multi-layered approach ensures the fact that if one layer of security fails, a hacker still has to bypass several layers of security before he can breach the shield and secure the data.
The pandemic has forced a large chunk of the population all around the world to work from home. This has forced many malicious minds to target houses instead of large edifices.
Now, a representative of Webroot Greg Luebke, who is a channel accounts manager at the company, has come out and said that antivirus companies like Webroot need to be extra-vigilant in ensuring cybersecurity and especially take care of the hackers who send their agents in the form of fake-antivirus, and COVID-trackers.
Greg Luebke spoke about multi-layered security at a virtual conference organized as XChange+ by the publisher of the CRN website (The Channel Company).
CRN had posted about the interview in detail on August the 20th, 2021.
Luebke had said at the hybrid event that cyber hackers had instilled fear among the employees working from home, and they have every reason to be afraid. He stated that users are likely to click on the email with the subject-“COVID 19,” and hackers use this tendency as their attacking point.
Luebke also revealed in the conference that hackers who want to access your confidential information want to know your credit card details, personal information, and employer credentials.
He also added that Webroot had received complaints that people were experiencing interference during virtual conferences and shared that if hackers cannot get your data, they are likely to initiate the installation of a miner, which will convert the processing power of the computing system into something called crypto-currency.
He also alluded to the fact that employees, who prefer to use their official system without the VPN in spite of being provided with one, become more susceptible to system-corrupting attacks.
A DNS protection product released by Webroot might be a solid solution to the above-stated problems, as stated by Greg Luebke. He has added that the DNS protection product can cancel out at least 88 percent of all cyber threats apart from monitoring the sites which the employees are using while they are working and blocking certain unsecure web addresses.
Greg Luebke also added that by using DNS protection, employers could also monitor the work the employees are doing with the system. For instance, if an employee is spending his entire day on Netflix, the employee would know that, or if he logs on to Facebook during working hours, the employee would know that. The company can then create some policies in order to tone down the number of sites an employee can use while working.
Greg Luebke also mentioned that “Endpoint” protection might also prove to be useful, but he stressed upon the fact that user’s awareness, knowledge, and vigilance is the most effective tool in cyber protection. If a user is careless about his data, nothing much will be able to stop a hacker from accessing it.
Published by Elisa Wilson