Facebook and Google will let most employees work from home through 2020
The announcements give a glimpse of how two of the largest tech companies in the world may eventually re-open.
According to Tom Patterson, cybersecurity expert and Chief Trust Officer of Unisys, “As more and more companies follow Facebook’s lead in extending work from home (WFH), extending corporate security perimeters into employee homes becomes critical. For the first time, corporate networks need to account for home devices including video games, kids’ toys, cameras, appliances, and an array of unpatched devices from tablets to old phones. However, opening an old-style virtual private network (VPN) circuit into employees’ homes may do more harm than good, letting in a host of malware hidden inside an innocuous employee transaction. The VPNs also won’t be able to handle either the scale or the security requirements needed. Now is the right time for organizations to embrace modern security principals including zero trust, software defined networks, microsegmentation, and biometric identities that can support the scale and security requirements of a majority of workers staying remote.”