這一期我們要來談談輕鬆一點的話題。

2020 年適逢 CloudMosa 成立十週年,Puffin Cloud Phone 也在 Kickstarter 上展開募資,我們特別設計了三款帶點趣味的紀念 T-shirt,送給所有員工。

一個公司的識別系統決定之後,是否一定完全沒有任何彈性呢?我們試著跳脫識別系統,從公司非常特別的文化方向思考,設計了三款迥然不同的風格的 T-shirt,讓有點反叛的公司文化轉化到日常穿著。

帶有流行氣味的文字 T

中文字體近年在全球大肆流行,從街頭文化到精品品牌都可以看到中文字體的存在。T-shirt 設計上以比例較大的粗黑體摟空繁體中文 ”海鸚” 兩字搭配寫實的側臉鳥頭線稿,並有 Puffin Cloud Phone 的 Slogan ”THE CLOUD IS THE PHONE” 等細節,配色以白底配上略深的藍色和海鸚飛翔在天空的意象連結。


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What should we expect for the coming months and years? Various industries, some with flexible hours, others are working after hours out of necessity, such as law or medical-related professions. People worked 60–70 hours a week for 50 weeks each year in the past, but many of us now work 40 hours per week. To conclude our WFH series, we would like to explore what lies ahead for this topic called “work”.

There is a clear correlation between the number of hours of work, productivity, and technological innovation. However, wealthier countries in fact work fewer hours, while generating higher levels…


一年多的疫情改變了一切,人們已經逐漸習慣新的常態生活與工作,現在是很好的時間點回頭審視這些變化,資訊產業在這段期間面臨巨大的轉變,但受到疫情最大的影響或許是人們生活型態的改變,居家上班後不用花時間通勤、有了更多時間陪伴家人與寵物、網路變得比想像中更為重要…

居家辦公後資安形同虛設

”轉眼急遽的改變,原本在公司辦公,隔天卻開始用家裡的電腦設備和臨時拼揍的網路系統在家上班,讓 IT 部門爭先恐後地保護這些私人設備和企業數據。“ — Bob Violino, ComputerWorld [1]

當員工使用個人電腦透過家裡 Wi-Fi 辦公時,企業的資安政策再也無法有效管理,形同虛設,因此,許多企業致力於提供 WFH 時的端點檢測與保護,但這樣的政策必須先經由許可、註冊等才能部署。這樣的過程對初次居家上班的員工是一種全新的體驗,相對的企業 IT 人員也需要適應這些未知的、嶄新的遠端辦公方式。

家用電腦存在怎樣的風險

“當家用電腦用於工作時,極少數能像公司電腦一樣受到資安軟體防護,而家中的網路存在著許多的未知漏洞,這些漏洞讓存在企業資料庫以外的敏感資訊曝露在風險之中。”- Jeff Harrell , Security Magazine [2]

Jeff Harrell 進一步提及,這樣的情況下 IT 管理人員不得不思考,每一個端點使用的軟體是否都正確的部署且升級到最新版本。在正常情況下,端點管理軟體提供精心規劃過的時程來修補與更新,所以不需要擔心網路效能或企業營運受影響,但員工家中的網路透過 VPN 來更新或修補,明顯地需要多花一些時間,因為有太多的資訊需要透過 VPN,員工或許需要排隊更新,導致設備無法及時維護、更新或修補,也讓家中網路受到外在的威脅。[2]


CloudMosa 轉眼間也邁入十年,面對推陳出新的產品和公司文化的演進,品牌走向些微轉變。希望透過這次的品牌識別調整,重新聚焦並讓整體形象更具當代性。


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Many companies around the world have begun accepting hybrid work as an option for employees, such as Microsoft, Spotify, Citigroup, and Adobe. Others, however, remain adamant about returning to the office full-time like before the COVID era. Gartner estimates that 51% of all knowledge workers, such as writers, accountants, engineers, etc., will work remotely by the end of 2021.

This begs the question; Is hybrid work here to stay, and what does it mean for our future?

Different Companies, Different Approaches

First off, hybrid work systems differ for each company. Some want at least 3–4 days of the week in…


由於疫情的關係,居家辦公(Work From Home)早就常為許多人的日常,但遠端瀏覽器上網隔離系統 ( Remote Browser Isolation,簡稱「RBI」) 早在疫情之前就已經是一個極為熱門的話題。

RBI 為什麼如此重要?

讓我們假設一個情境:使用者在個人電腦裡打開同事寄來的 Email 裡的文件,但並不曉得文件隱藏著惡意內容,因而導致自己的設備受到感染或攻擊。類似的情況,每天都在發生,這種攻擊或感染如果散播開來,最終可能讓公司敏感文件外洩或是受到病毒威脅 — — 從 2020 年疫情爆發以來,台灣有許多大企業均遭此攻擊或勒索。

對於上班族群而言,每天的工作有很長的時間必須倚賴瀏覽器,也因此瀏覽器成為許多駭客攻擊的標的。而每個人家裡的個人電腦通常不像公司電腦一樣擁有較完整的資安防護環境,家裡的 Wi-Fi 網路也不如辦公室裡的網路安全。

全雲端的 RBI 將成為主流

全雲端的 RBI 讓使用者可以透過在雲端的伺服器上的瀏覽器來上網,而不是直接在自己的電腦上的瀏覽器,網站內容會先經由雲端的瀏覽的渲染引擎來組合並繪製後,再將繪製結果顯示在使用者的電腦或手機上。這樣的方式讓惡意內容或潛在威脅只能接觸到雲端的瀏覽器,而與使用者的個人電腦完全隔離開來。


當我們提到 “VPN” 時,通常是個人試著造訪在當地被封鎖的網站(俗稱「翻牆」),或是需要隱私或是資安時啟用的私密通訊通道。VPN (Virtual Private Network) 虛擬專用網路,根據 Merriam-Webster 的解釋是一種在公共網路 (如 Internet)上運行的專用電腦網路,通常透過資料加密來存取某個網路 (如公司內部伺服器或專用網路) 。

企業 VPN 與資安威脅

個人 VPN 與企業 VPN 有什麼差異呢?

Dell Technologies Advisors 提到「個人 VPN 的目標是在本機端透過 Wi-Fi 連線安全地存取他端,並在瀏覽網路時受到保護 (盡可能地受到保護)。企業 VPN 則通常由部署在企業資料中心的硬體組成,在員工電腦和企業網路往來之間提供點對點 …


Before COVID-19 started, much of the world had already been using apps on a daily basis, either for personal or work-related reasons. However, as the pandemic worsened and companies were forced to implement new challenges of working from home, certain apps rose above the rest, providing the value and features that people need. Some are go-to favorites used by freelancers and the self-employed, others only appearing in the last year as a result of the unexpected worldwide event. We have curated what we considered to be the cream-of-the-crop apps for work.

Communication

We’ll start with arguably the most crucial aspect of…


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When we are in an office environment, everything we see is designed for work. Desktop computers, desks, office chairs, ceiling lights, cubicle walls, and so on. However, with work from home, much of all that…is now gone.

The New Normal

Going from a designated workspace to the comfort of our homes has its advantages and drawbacks. Numerous employees will need to make changes or adjustments for the new conditions that may be around for quite some time, if not long term for those that plan to WFH full time.

Before we dive deeper into recommendations for this section, let’s first…


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What comes to mind when you see the acronym “WFH”? Here are topics often associated with it, now in mid-2021: Anxiety, eye strain, sore backs, not sure what day of the week it is, and more.

For some, working from home means lower monthly expenses due to not having a commute and now eating at home; for others, a chance to spend more time with loved ones. However, to certain individuals having kids and relatives nearby can further add to the pressure that employees already have from their jobs.

Now over a year into this historical event, some unexpected struggles…

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