New project launched looking into risks to home working post covid-19

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Dr Jason Nurse is collaborating with colleagues from Cardiff University, Royal Holloway University of London, Cranfield University and industrial partners, Cybsafe and Cybersmart, on a new project related to remote working post-Covid-19.

The project is funded by the EPSRC via the Security, Privacy, Identity and Trust Engagement NetworkPlus (SPRITE+ HUB) and will research the risks and challenges surrounding Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS) of working from home post-COVID.

The work takes a socio-technical approach to explore and identify the new risks present, in the context of a range of small and large organisations. The goal is to define novel insights into the newly emerging challenges and tensions in relation to TIPS in these environments. Consequently, they aim to provide the much-need foundation for approaches to address these issues.

Jason said “It’s a great opportunity and an extremely timely project. We’ve seen a substantial rise in cyber-attacks aiming to exploit the pressures companies and individuals are facing during the pandemic. Remote working is particularly challenging problem given the millions across the globe now working from home. Cybercriminals are aware of this reality, and companies are struggling to manage the new TIPS risks emerging from workforces who have never worked from at home before (or for this length of time). This project looks to build on articles I’ve written in The Conversation, the Wall Street Journal and for academic publication, to offer some key insights, and to chart a path forward.”

The project will run until the end of January 2021. More information can be found on the project website.

For further information on the project or for updates, please contact Jason Nurse or follow @jasonnurse on Twitter.