The widespread decision corporations have made to allow employees to work from home is a great thing. But the rapid move to remote working has left many businesses ever more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, including increased risk of browser attacks, unsecured wireless networks, and inability to remediate remote security incidents.
Within this new set of working from home dynamics, corporations need to be ever more agile in their security posture. One of the greatest deficiencies facing security teams in enterprises is their lack of agility, while at the same time, attackers are more agile than ever.
Attackers are highly innovative and can use the latest technology to their advantage, while security organizations are often hamstrung by the difficulty in adding a new solution to the network or making an important change, or slow to change procedures since change management is so difficult.
In fact, the opening up of company networks to comply with work-from-home mandates driven by COVID-19 has only exacerbated the problem and refocused entire business strategies around being able to connect workers to each other and cloud-based applications securely. This is causing businesses to adopt new security tools at an unprecedented rate, requiring a greater need to have the visibility to understand what to deploy where.
Zeev Draer from Niagara Networks talks about the big operational differences between attackers and defenders and how that has put security groups at a severe disadvantage, especially in today’s remote work environments. He also discusses steps that enterprises can take to put a faster, easier pace of innovation in place while minimizing risk and, just as important, developing a different mindset to stay one step ahead of attackers.
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