In their Limits, Broadband Networks Worldwide

The forced quarantine due to the pandemic of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and the incarceration of people in their homes by maximizing the use of teleworking service, sharply increase the requirements of fixed and mobile networks.

The fact that teleworking is carried out from the premises of houses which to date do not have a sophisticated and innovative type of cybersecurity/protection, creates fields of “brilliant glory” for all kinds of hackers, internet scammers, secret services, etc.

by Thanos S. Chonthrogiannis

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This violent and at the same time drastic change in the habits of millions of people has caused and will continue to cause a large increase in data traffic in the international networks of mobile and data providers.

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While previously the houses were clean spaces or electronic entertainment centers, they are suddenly turned into teleworking centers and that this entails creating increased response requirements from providers of fixed and mobile communication companies.

So given that until recently hackers were hitting the websites and e-mails  of company employees for the purpose of electronic embezzlement of valuable data and mails, not fearing the high levels of cyber-security that characterized companies’ computer systems, now that employees are transferring corporate data to their homes to work, hackers will move like a common thief inside a kindergarten.

The absence of sophisticated cyber-security for workers who necessarily work from home, creates big “holes” in companies’ data.

The most likely data interception strategy is to trap some e-mail users who work from home, sending them emails from civil protection to update them, but they are to place malicious or spyware software on their computers to intercept everything.

An essential solution would be for companies that provide mobile and fixed communication services to upgrade their virtual private networks as soon as possible and create vigilance services for malicious e-mails.

Another issue that arises is that in the event of company data being intercepted by its employee’s computer who works from home who is legally responsible, the employee or the company? And who should suffer the consequences?

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