Keeping Alexa out of the boardroom (and the bedroom office): IoT security tips for remote employees


I can’t help myself. I find myself liking Alexa. She/he/it isn’t exactly a friend, but I can play music and find out the weather and do all sorts of things. I tell myself that Alexa is useful for work too: for , interesting product design for identity services and more. 

Voice-enabled services are playing a greater part in our lives, especially now that many of us work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. But when we make those work calls or do Zoom conferences, can we depend on Alexa to be respectful of our ?

As workers across the globe move to remote working because of the pandemic, Alexa is our home office stalwart, beside us through our stay-at-home vigil. And as the pandemic eases, we may find that we continue to work from home more often. Remote working is a model of choice for many; a poll on attitudes towards remote working found 99% of us want to work remotely at least part-time. 

However, Alexa and similar assistants have been under scrutiny by the privacy and community, and many security and privacy concerns are being aired about Alexa. Is Alexa safe to use

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