26 Aug 2020
It’s a race to the next innovation in security and hacking, and in a remote-working world, the path is more dubious than ever before. Red Team Assessments, or real-world cyber attack simulations, are designed to imagine the worst case scenario to put an organization’s defenses to the test against present-day malicious methods. But with an expanded attack surface amid the COVID-19 pandemic, experts believe that in order to address potential vulnerabilities in millions of home offices across the country, the increasingly popular Red Team Assessment needs an update. These concerns are only amplified by weak links in the hasty transition to remote work environments that occurred this year, which included everything from incorrectly configured work laptops to overloaded company VPNs. Where a Red Team Assessment draws on real tactics to identify a system’s pressure points, a Red Team Assessment for the COVID era needs to take both companywide and home cybersecurity practices into consideration. Luckily, experts are working to address the challenges besetting the remote workforce—such as our focus on VPN security and our new Remote Worker Risk Assessment. This is how we usher comprehensive assessment and Red Teaming into a new era.