Tom Kellerman a former member of the presidential cybersecurity commission says that during the pandemic there has been a 900% increase in ransomware attacks. This is in large part due to the work-from-home phenomenon.
While you are on campus, you are secured by extensive and sophisticated systems to protect from attack. At home the defenses are significantly reduced and hackers are leveraging this. They know that you are connected to company resources and if they can get past your limited security they can tunnel into the company infrastructure.
Remember that you are still the first line of defense. Make sure your home network and wireless system are using the best protection and call the helpdesk if you need help or advice. Finally, always lock your computer when you’re not working.
For more comprehensive information about security while working from home, here is the information provided by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: