Virtual platforms are a great tool to bring people together. And at least initially, virtual backgrounds were fun. Many of us used virtual backgrounds to redecorate our homes, try out new styles and show off some of our personal interests. But the trend now seems to be shifting. My experience is that people are now increasingly using real backgrounds for virtual meetings. Both virtual and actual backgrounds are acceptable during online meetings. However, there are at least four important things that work-from-home warriors should consider when choosing to share their real backgrounds given that many of us are still working from home offices.
With work from home becoming the norm, employees are likely letting their guards down, allowing people in the same household, whether family or visitors, to have access to work-related content. That is why a good cybersecurity strategy starts with people—and a zero trust approach.
As organizations look to strengthen their enterprise data security and privacy programs, they must consider the new risks that remote work has uncovered. More specifically, how legacy business applications and ERP systems may be exposing organizations to new levels of risk because these applications were not designed for user access from unmanaged networks and devices.
While it might not feel like it right now, the kind of root-and-branch assessment of cybersecurity budgets necessitated by the pandemic might, overall, be a positive development. Many firms haven't looked at their budgets and the assumptions they are based on for many years. This review has been long overdue.
As vaccine distribution continues through 2021, the companies managing the process must proactively think about their current risk level, how they can decrease that risk, and how they can strengthen their security posture moving forward.
As Joe Biden takes office, Justin Crump – CEO of the global risk and intelligence consultancy Sibylline, takes stock of the challenges the new administration will face and a reminder that we all need to think widely and openly about possibilities in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.
Loss prevention and safety/risk employees can benefit from occupancy analytics, especially during the current health crisis. But beyond the pandemic, employees in operations, marketing, and merchandising can benefit considerably by learning all about the foot traffic in their stores.
Often, the touch-free conversation is tied with the need for mobile access solutions. While the two approaches are not interchangeable, both are ideal choices to reduce hand-to-door contact in high traffic public areas such as office lobbies and entry ways, healthcare facilities, restaurants, schools, and restrooms. When combined, they offer contactless, barrier-free and user-friendly access that assure secure entry, minimize high frequency touchpoints, and reduce the spread of germs.
Just as you would imagine based on its name, Zero Trust requires authentication of each touchpoint connecting to an organization’s network, aiming to transform it into an impenetrable fortress. Regardless of its benefits, even Zero Trust has its limitations and can create friction unnecessarily, which could have a lasting effect on employee productivity and an overextension of security resources. Are there any alternatives? Is there another remedy that can provide a similar level of security as Zero Trust without the friction? Zero Trust 2.0 is the answer.