WiFi routers are admittedly a little boring when it comes to home technology gadgets, but they are one of the most important. It’s the single point of control monitoring all incoming and outgoing internet traffic – a front door, if you will.
Security challenges can happen any time there is a shift to a workforce environment, but the COVID-19 pandemic truly heightened those challenges. A “Work From Home Study” conducted in June 2020 by Morning Consult® and IBM® Security gathered that 80% of respondents rarely, if at all, worked from home pre-pandemic. Obviously this number has dramatically shifted, and may never go back to pre-COVID levels.
According to Gallup News, there are many more employees working from home than there were six months ago. And naturally, the home networks are likely much more exposed than they are from within a protected corporate office network. The cybersecurity threat amidst a distributed workforce is real and serious.