Beth Waller Shares Insight on Cyber Challenges in Hybrid Work Environments

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Risk & Insurance

Despite the four-year mark since the world was forced into remote and hybrid work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges for business leaders in navigating these environments persist. The risks are numerous. In an article on April 8, 2024, in Risk & Insurance, Beth Waller, principal and chair of our Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice, shares her insights on the cyber challenges that accompany new technologies.

“More companies also are looking to leverage AI technologies to enhance efficiency, and cyber threat actors are following suit,” Beth told Risk & Insurance in an interview. “The proliferation of AI is creating an opportunity for threat actors to leverage video and audio manipulation to create ‘deep fake’ tactics to fool employees into, for example, wiring funds to threat actors’ owned bank accounts. As technology continues to advance, so does the need to stay on top of new and evolving risks.”

Beth also addresses the threats when company devices meet potentially dangerous connections. Beth points out, “A common example is a hotel or a coffee shop where a bad actor sets up a public WiFi hotspot. Logging onto the fictitious WiFi connection, an unsuspecting employee exposes all information shared on the network to theft and the device to potential compromise.”

You can read the complete article, which summarizes several considerations for those who oversee hybrid and remote workers, online here.


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