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Remote working and Cyber Security threats in Ireland. Challenges and Prospective Solutions

Fritzen, Marcia Patricia (2021) Remote working and Cyber Security threats in Ireland. Challenges and Prospective Solutions. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Remote work has become a reality recently for many people due to the pandemic crises created by the COVID-19. As a result, cybersecurity and information security have shifted into one of the main concerns and priorities for business in Ireland and around the globe. Overall, the pandemic has brought great opportunities and more significant challenges for organizations.

Employees from the most diverse business fields have worked from multiple locations out of the main offices. Since working from home, remote workers are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Hence, it is necessary to create new ways to protect the business assets, ensuring business continuity, and implement security measures online. In addition, businesses need to know how to manage risks and scale the challenges that may lie ahead.

The constant search for innovation is a great reality, but it needs extra attention, as this opportunity creates cyber risks, new and unforeseen. This paper aims to discuss remote working concepts, pros and cons, information security and cybersecurity, impact on cybersecurity caused by remote working, Internet of Things devices concepts, and security, the importance of training remote workers on how to react in adverse situations.

Through a survey instrument developed and distributed to remote workers in Ireland, it was possible to learn about the participant’s thoughts about working from home, cybersecurity, information technology devices, information, IT infrastructure, and cybersecurity training.

This dissertation fills the gap by offering a novel cybersecurity training and awareness application for remote workers with comprehensive information about the security of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Computer Security
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Computer Security
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Cyber Security
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2021 14:19
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2021 14:19
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5108

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