Your Trusted Office WiFi is AWOL

Your Trusted Office WiFi is AWOL

Ensuring security and confidentiality of data across devices when working from home

The lockdown as a result of COVID-19 has ushered in a paradigm shift in how people work. Most of us, office-goers signed into the trusted ‘Office WiFi network’. Now, we are connecting to the internet from home and companies are faced with a new challenge. Remote working can compromise company and customer data security.

In this session, we discussed the key aspects of data security and trust boundaries to empower participants to make the right security choices at this time. Our suggestions could also help decision-makers equip their teams and organizations with a set of policies to enhance overall data security.

Session details:

  1. Security when working from home:

    • Device Security- MDMs
    • Network- Securing Home Network or Wifi
    • Social Engineering
  2. Communication channels:

    • Weakness and configuration
    • Channels such as Zoom, Teams, Skype
  3. Organization

    • Strengthening BYOD, Zero Trust Networks
    • Flexible but robust network boundaries
    • Data handling, encryption
    • Online collaboration tools and apps, support issues

Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Format: Panel Discussion. Multiple experts speak on range of topics, with questions from the audience.

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About the panelists and moderators:

  1. Neelu Tripathy is the security practice lead at ThoughtWorks India. She has been an active reviewer and contributor to the Rootconf community.

  2. Harlo Holmes is the Director of Newsroom Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation. She strives to help individual journalists in various media organizations become confident and effective in securing their communications within their newsrooms, with their sources, and with the public at large.

  3. Kushal Das is a Public Interest Technologist at Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is the developer of SecureDrop at Freedom of the Press Foundation. Kushal is a long time contributor to various upstream Free Software projects including the Fedora project.

Riddhi Shree will moderate this session. Riddhi is a Security Analyst at Appsecco. Earlier in April, Riddhi conducted a thorough analysis of the Aarogya Setu COVID-19 app, demystifying the security and privacy claims of the app.

About Rootconf: Rootconf is a platform for SRE, DevOps, security and InfoSec developers, and cloud operators. Rootconf engages with the community through talks, workshops and events.




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