The issue relating to Smart working never as in this period has aroused interest not only among workers struggling with a way of approaching work until the beginning of the pandemic that was still too little used in Pakistan but also among trade unions,
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They intended to protect workers with specific rules, and the whole policy has also emphasized the need to ensure the safety of services that pass through digital services.
Dr. Claudio Maria Perfetto wonders precisely in this paper: “Is it possible to increase the level of security to prevent unauthorized persons from remotely viewing confidential data by exploiting the vulnerabilities of smart working? “.
But above all, and this is perhaps the part that could most interest our readers now struggling with so many digital services, think of the online booking service for anti-Covid vaccines:
“Is it possible, instead, to increase the level of security to thwart an attack by hackers who exploit the vulnerabilities of computer systems?
We leave you to his interesting reflections on how to work to increase data security. We thank Dr. Claudio Maria Perfetto, economist, and social security expert, for the time dedicated to us for this exclusive.
Smart working and data security: the editorial by Dr. Perfetto
The use of information technologies, which has greatly increased with the health emergency caused by Covid, requires greater attention in terms of safety than that granted today.
With the spread of digital services on an ever larger scale (recently, the online booking service for the anti-Covid vaccine), the information technologies of the Data Processing Centers have crossed the company boundaries to reach, via the internet, as far as the ordinary people’s homes.
Today, digital services are not only “consumed” from home but also “produced” from home, with agile work, home working, or smart working.
However, it is one thing to work in the company. Another thing is to work from home. When working in the company, physical access to the offices is controlled by the surveillance staff and by reading the company badge.
Working from home, however, there is no physical control for access to the office because the office is home. And anyone can be welcome at home.
When you work in the company, you can leave your office to go to the meeting room, another office, or the bathroom, not blocking your workstation (which, however, automatically locks after a certain time interval in which the terminal remains inactive).
A person not belonging to that office who tries to use the station left unguarded would be noticed by the other people who are part of that office. While on the contrary, it would go completely unnoticed if the unguarded station were located in a private house.
Sometimes, called urgently to the boss’s office, he abruptly leaves his workstation, forgetting to lock it and perhaps leaving a ‘client’s confidential data in plain sight.
This neglect could be classified as mild if it occurs in a limited place, not crowded at all, such as an office that is not open space. Still, it to be considered of much greater gravity if it happened in a private house frequented by people curious to know the facts of others.
Is it possible to increase the level of security to prevent unauthorized persons from remotely viewing confidential data by exploiting the vulnerabilities of smart working?
It is certainly possible to raise the level of data security to allow remote visibility only to authorized persons. For example, monitoring the workstation with a video camera could be possible.
If a facial detection system, the presence of any person is not detected or a person not recognized by the system is identified, the system automatically blocks the workstation.
But rather than intervening in an invasive way in the lives of workers and their homes, work from home should be avoided, possibly allowing it only to people whose job does not require access to confidential data.
Smart working and hacking: how to defend yourself from hackers?
Is it possible, however, to increase the level of security to counter an attack by hackers who exploit the vulnerabilities of computer systems?
It is certainly possible to raise the level of data security to prevent it from being encrypted by hackers and then unlocked upon ransom payment. Central systems, for example, called “mainframes,” offer a greater degree of security than that provided by smaller-tier systems called “departmental” or “distributed.”
But although the mainframe offers a higher degree of security than that provided by departmental systems (thanks in part to the fact that the mainframe is little known to hackers), one hundred percent security cannot be achieved. Such a level of security would not be economically sustainable.