One of many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is an increase in cybersecurity risks and in the complexity of implementing effective security to protect organizational information and computing infrastructure. As with pre-COVID security threats, well-proven cybersecurity strategies based on user and device authentication remain effective, and they now are more important than ever.
What are the consequences to the organization, to the cities they reside in, to workplace efficiency and, of course, to the evolving security landscape? The answers are unknown, but the opportunities are plentiful.
With so many working from home, the cyber hygiene of employee homes has become a more central concern to those overseeing security inside today’s enterprises. The bottom line for every organization is that its attack surface has greatly expanded, altering traditional cybersecurity roles. Security within the enterprise needs to reshape to fit this new reality.
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.
Traditionally, security operations centers (SOC) used tools such as endpoint detection and response (EDR), network detection and response (NDR), and security information and event management (SIEM), but as a result of the rush to remote work, many security teams have found their tools are now blind to many new and emerging threats.
There is a need to rethink enterprise security. User identity has become a critical cybersecurity concern as more remote WFH users have gained secure ID and access to corporate documents and data. A one-problem, one-tool approach to security is no longer sustainable.
We recently surveyed companies across the U.S. about their current cybersecurity challenges now that many have moved to a predominantly remote workforce. Unfortunately, what we found was that most organizations are only scratching the surface when it comes to identity and access management, as they may only be addressing a fraction of what identity can provide. This is leaving many organizations exposed to data breach and compliance fines.