So what is 'workplace infosec' about?
- Working with, exploiting and protecting valuable information
- Working in traditional fixed offices (cubicles) or other locations e.g.:
- Shops & retail outlets
- Farms, mines ...
- Schools, colleges, uni's
- Home offices
- Boardrooms, meeting rooms
- Vehicles e.g. cars, trucks, trains, planes, cabs, buses, bikes
- Portables e.g. laptops, tablets, smartphones
- Wearables - working on the go
- Temporary offices e.g. cafes, customer sites, departure lounges, waiting rooms, hotel rooms, rent-an-office
- Semi-public areas e.g. bank tellers, receptionists
- Home or abroad, maybe in space
- Up at the front line, perhaps even behind enemy lines
- Collaborative working (virtual teams)
- Audio/video conferencing
- On the beach in NZ (that's us pictured above - in our dreams)
- Working online, connected over networks to the corporation's data and apps
- Working offline, using IT or not
- Working the usual 9-to-5 or 'out of hours', often alone and under stress
- Securing computer systems, storage media and comms facilities
- Securing non-IT information e.g. papers, knowledge
Variety is the name of the game, hence the information risks are bound to be varied too. That's tomorrow's task.