Working from home? Switch off Amazon’s Alexa (say lawyers)

What is IoT Security?

The outbreak of COVID-19 disrupted modern working life and brings us a new working style: Remote working. However, working from home can still be vulnerable to eavesdropping because of IoT devices. According to recent research, Alexa can be accidentally activated and record conversations up to 19 times a day. In this case, if you are a lawyer dealing with a very important case involving dirty money, local politicians, a power utility and three former contestants on The Bachelor. Once you mention the word “congresswoman” during the conversation, the Alexa would be activated and start to record as “congresswoman” was one of the words that made Alexa think she was being summoned. However, the possible result in Alexa recording the details of this call and it mysteriously becomes a New York Post-level scandal: “Bachelor contestants and local pols conned Edison out of $50 million.”

The mishandling of IoT devices makes employees become an insider threat without knowing it in their organization. In this case, LIFARS’ Cyber Awareness and Training can make your people the strongest cyber defenders. LIFARS provides highly focused skill training and practical experience to address the cyber workforce security needs for your organization. Our program is a flexible curriculum in scope, length, and content to suit the particular needs of our clients. Training can be administered in half-day, full-day, or multiple-day training sessions; online or on-premises sessions. We specialize in the following areas:

  • Incident Response Training
  • Technical Training
  • User Awareness Training
  • Executive Training
  • Other additional cybersecurity training options upon your request

The training curriculum is designed solemnly on the needs of our clients. Creating a more wholesome and qualitative experience. We include real-world examples and provide use cases and practical hands-on exercises to our program attendants to create a more intuitive experience for trainees to master the topic.



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