The ‘digital’ worries caused by working from home

A new study from F-Secure shows that 67% of Internet users who work from home are increasingly worried about online security and privacy even if there are no serious problems yet.

Remote workers report that in addition to security concerns, they are concerned about a range of other issues, with 65% of those working from home saying the Internet is becoming a dangerous place, compared with 54% of those who work from home. other respondents.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, Dr. Lee Hadlington, says it’s not surprising that people are starting to worry more about cybersecurity, especially when working remotely. Many individuals are pushed into the ‘new normal’ of working from home without proper preparation. These cybersecurity concerns could be a symptom of a combination of factors. When working at the office, many people often do not care too much about network security, they think that this is an issue that belongs to the responsibility of the company. In addition, working from home is often prone to distractions, poor communication, and difficulty accessing technology.

According to the report, 63% of telecommuting employees say that data privacy concerns have changed the way they use the Internet, compared with 48% of other respondents. 71% say they’re worried new IoT devices such as wearables and smart home devices might affect privacy, compared with 64% of non-remote workers . In addition, 70% of remote workers are increasingly uncomfortable connecting to public WiFi due to security risks compared to 63% of other respondents.

F-Secure security consultant Tom Gaffney says steps people can take to protect themselves and their privacy while working from home include updating software, ensuring personal devices are protected. install security software and some other basic information measures. Keeping personal and work online activities separate is also important. Limiting activities on devices to those processes is a necessary way to reduce digital anxiety.

Huong Dung (According to Beta News)

Businesses pay a heavy price if they do not allow employees to work remotely

Businesses pay a heavy price if they do not allow employees to work remotely

Amazon, Intel and other technology companies admit that if they reject the remote work policy, they will lose a lot of talent.


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