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3/17/2020
02:35 PM
Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
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Security Lessons We've Learned (So Far) from COVID-19

Takeaways about fighting new fires, securely enabling remote workforces, and human nature during difficult times.
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As the crisis surrounding the novel coronavirus COVID 19 continues to spread around the globe, businesses everywhere have little choice but to make changes and put business continuity plans into action (assuming they have one). These pivots are stressing out just about everyone, from frontline workers to internal departments. Of course, this stress is acutely felt by security leaders who are being asked to deploy accommodations both quickly and securely.

On their plates? Defending against cybercriminals who we've already seen in the past few weeks taking advantage of the panic to craft new phishing and malware campaigns. Security leaders are also scrambling to both enable larger-scale work at home arrangements and educate users about the new risks of remote work.

That's just scratching the surface of all that must be done in the security department during this trying time.

The Edge asked security leaders what they have so far learned about securing business in a pandemic.

 

 

Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online. View Full Bio

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LAURA TICH: We have that imbalance, where the big organizations are more protected, where the smaller ones -- which are the most common businesses in the region -- they are least protected... Sometimes they do get the tools, they do get the funding to buy some critical tools, but there's a lack of skills to handle or people who understand how to work those tools. So there are a lot of factors that contribute to our growth -- or lack thereof -- in the cybersecurity industry.

 

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