Security Think Tank: Safeguarding PII in the current threat landscape


The increasing value placed on data had raised the risk of ID theft prior to the coronavirus, but the pandemic-forced lockdown has put additional pressure on those tasked with keeping an organisation’s data safe.

Working from home can lead to people being more relaxed and therefore less vigilant. There are various reasons for this: the lack of perceived supervision might cause people to be more flexible in how they use their work laptop, while also easing off on general security discipline, leaving a laptop unlocked for extended periods, for example.