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Why companies should worry about network vulnerabilities following employees home

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The established trend of BYOD means company devices are also used in the home, which can transform into another threat vector. TechRepublic spoke with CUJO's SVP of networks, Marcio Avillez, to discuss the types of vulnerabilities that can exist within the home network.

A lot of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that employees bring home are essentially computers, Avillez said, and if people bring their enterprise devices home, they may also be exposing their company to open threats.

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One example is the use of cameras that view what's going on inside a person's house. Some cameras rely on UPNP and open ports. "If you know what devices a camera—which is the critical thing—you have to know it's a camera to look for this stuff," he said. "You can say okay, any strings that are being requested to look inside your home that didn't originate from your home, you can quarantine those, and...(continued)

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