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NSA Says: Do These Things to Keep Your Home Network Cafe from Cyberattack

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"In the age of telework, your home network can be used as an access point for nation-state actors and cybercriminals to steal sensitive information," said NSA cybersecurity technical director Neal Ziring.

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Remote working brings benefits for employees, but by working from outside the company's internal network, there's also the added threat that employees are left more vulnerable to cyberattacks. 

And if hackers can compromise a remote employee by stealing their corporate username and password, or infecting their computer with malware, it could become a costly network security risk for the entire organization. 

Data breaches, phishing campaigns, ransomware attacks, and business email compromise (BEC) are just some of the cybersecurity threats to organizations -- if cyberattackers can successfully target remote workers. 

To help prevent this situation happening, the National Security Agency (NSA) has released 'Best Practices for Securing Your Home Network', which is a set of cybersecurity tips designed to help remote workers protect their networks -- and themselves -- from cyberattacks and hackers.

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