Tube Strike Makes London Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 07, 2016 09:00 pm PST

With the RMT union planning another London tube strike from Saturday through to Monday evening, corporations are vulnerable to cyber attacks as increased numbers of commuters work from home – warns Intel Security EMEA CTO Raj Samani.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Raj Samani, CTO for Intel Security EMEA:

“Corporations in London are at greater risk of cyber-attack during the tube strike,”.“With another London tube strike planned, some London commuters will be left with no choice but to work from home on Monday.

“While relying on remote technology can be an effective way to overcome commuting difficulties, it is crucial that employers are aware of the increased risk of cybercrime that comes with staff logging on from anywhere but the office. By relying on personal devices while at home, using an unprotected WiFi hotspot, or an unsanctioned app, an employee can allow corporate data to wander outside the network, leaving it vulnerable to hackers.

“With many employees planning to work from home to avoid travel chaos, it’s crucial that enterprises educate staff on policies for using their devices remotely, outlining which applications and websites are permitted as well as providing advice on where not to access corporate data. By investing this time now, companies can avoid suffering any more disruption than necessary during the tube strike.”[/su_note]

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