We’ve all seen the cheesy identity theft commercials with the guy in the black tracksuit (or in this case, an intimidating cable knit sweater!)– ski mask on, mischievously peering over a keyboard like he’s about to steal some family jewels, but what about these bandwidth snatchers? What does that even mean, what do they want, and how do you protect yourself from these modern day Wi-Fi pirates?
There’s never been more freedom and autonomy in the workforce than today. However, with all this freedom comes great responsibility and security tops the list when working remotely.
Hackers love easy targets and when you extend the corporate network by working remotely or taking work devices into public spaces you are unknowingly inviting someone to take a peek.
More than 1,000 data breaches were reported to the North Carolina Department of Justice in 2017. Since 2005—when North Carolina law began requiring businesses, state governments and local governments to report security breaches—there have been nearly 5,000 breaches reported. And those breaches, have impacted more than 14 million residents that call North Carolina home.