Jul 22, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM BST
From detailed discussions with security teams at many large enterprises about the impacts COVID-19 has made on their business and what their "new normal" will look like as social distancing guidelines relax, a few consistent themes have emerged:
All of this has a significant impact on security teams. Initially, they're having to deal with items related to their organization's business continuity plans (e.g., increased deployment of VPNs and other remote access capabilities, modifications to firewalls and other controls to enable remote access to corporate resources). These changes have extended a company's attack surface significantly more than where it was prior to the outbreak. Combined with increasingly hostile cyber-threats, new mission-critical IT projects and ever-present compliance requirements, security teams could be quickly overwhelmed putting the business at risk.
To overcome these challenges, organizations need to ensure they can execute the following: