Remote Working VoIP Attacks
Cyber attacks on remote working technologies on the rise, a recent study has found.
19:27 16 October 2017
A recent study has found that the average UK firm experienced 55,314 attempts by hackers who want to either take control of their IT systems or access their data. It has been noted that the number of attacks on remote desktop applications, VoIP telephone systems and virtual private networks are on the rise. The data suggests that hackers are shifting their attention to technologies that support branch offices and remote workers.
Sonia Blizzard, managing director of Beaming, comments: “The rates of cyber attack on internet telephony systems, remote desktop applications and virtual private networks have more than doubled since the start of this year. As more people choose to work remotely, these technologies are becoming increasingly important. They need to be protected properly if they are to create value and not new areas of vulnerability.
“Data must be encrypted where it is stored and while travelling across the internet. Strong protections should be put in place to secure company devices and people should be trained on how to avoid the main cyber security risks they might be exposed to.”