The coronavirus introduced new tech issues into the workforce. See what Modern Software Delivery expert Carmen Fontana told various publications about how to deal with these concerns.
IEEE Transmitter magazine shares five tips for upping your cybersecurity while doing remote work.
Carmen contributed to the five tips IEEE offered new remote workers. She explained simple ways to update your cybersecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“One of the simplest things you can do to secure your home network is to ensure your WiFi and router passwords are secure,” Carmen shared with IEEE.
EdTech Magazine shares how cloud computing can benefit K-12 schools when they use the best solution for their needs.
Carmen discussed what school systems need to consider when adding cloud as part of each district’s storage needs.
The article reads: “Commercial cloud solutions all offer assurances of privacy, but given the sensitivity about student data, it’s important to read the fine print. ‘It’s typically a shared-responsibility model: They secure part of the system, making sure people don’t have access to the data centers,’ Carmen said. ‘But determining who has access to the applications themselves and encrypting data being moved to the cloud are the school district’s responsibilities.'”
Security Magazine shares Carmen’s guest blog about security in flexible and remote work environments.
Carmen spoke about security measures you can put in place to ease the transition into working remotely due to the coronavirus.
“From a more technical perspective, use a secure VPN to add a layer of protection between your laptop and the public network you are accessing. Another option is to use your cell phone’s hotspot to facilitate your WiFi connection,” said Carmen.
Cyber Security Hub gives readers insight into phishing threats arising from so many employees working from home due to COVID-19.
“The coronavirus is not just a global health crisis – increasingly, it is becoming a cybersecurity threat as well as more organizations move employees to remote work,” the article reads.
Carmen contributed her insights on establishing data security for remote employees.
“‘It’s unfortunate that cyber crooks will prey on people during these difficult times, but it’s a reality,’ she said. ‘Remind your employees to be extra vigilant against phishing attempts.'”
Carmen recently spoke with Jacquelyn Worx of IEEE.tv about the impact of virtualization on the Cloud as businesses shift their operations.
The two spent time talking about how organizations are using the Cloud in their transitions to remote work due to COVID-19. They also discussed how the short- and long-term effects of these migrations, as well as figuring out a work-life balance while working remotely.
Carmen Fontana co-leads our Modern Software Delivery practice, as well as coordinates our Artificial Intelligence offerings across the company. With nearly twenty years of experience, her passion lies where the business meets the technology. She has a Bachelor’s in Systems & Control Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. She also has completed the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science. Carmen is a member of Rutgers University Design Thinking Advisory Council. Follow Carmen on Twitter.
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