Can Linux Offer More Security In A WFH World?Apr 19, 2021, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brittany Day)
Operational security at least seemed so much easier back when traditional 9-to-5 office life was still dominant. Talk of professionals taking their work home with them was largely metaphorical, with only occasional instances of C-suite types dragging their laptops everywhere they went. Business hardware and systems would be shielded through physical security and isolated networks. One office (or office complex), one place to guard: entirely straightforward.
Now, after a year that's seen countless businesses (some eagerly and others reluctantly) adopt the working-from-home model, there are different challenges to overcome. Teams are scattered and must share sensitive data across the internet—data to which other companies and fraudsters would love to gain access. When information gets out, reputations are destroyed and businesses (particularly those working entirely online) struggle to survive.
So what can be done about this? Well, there are various steps you can take to improve cybersecurity, and in this post we're going to consider whether the use of Linux is one of them. Can companies bolster their remote-working operations—even offline—through swapping their current operating systems for Linux? Let's see what conclusions we can reach.