The Security Shift: From HQ to WFH
The security concern used to focus on the one enterprise network rather than the device, but now with everyone working remotely it has shifted to the end point, the device, being the biggest security threat. Companies now have to worry about how they are going to close these endpoint security gaps. Was everyone really ready to have their whole workforce work from home?
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The Security Shift Transcript
Chad: So the things that we’ve seen include some shifting of both the tension and workload, and when you are in a, what used to be normal, you had a limited number of networks devices to secure within those networks. And as I said before, the perimeter disintegrating right before our very eyes, has really shifted the focus from the network to the end point, meaning that device, that you either hold in your hand or the laptop that sits on your desk at home, or that you take with you when you’re traveling. So companies now have to really think about how they’re going to shore up the gaps in endpoint security and monitoring and alerting. IT teams had done a pretty good job of putting things in place to monitor and protect the corporate network that people are doing a fairly decent job of that these days they might even have implemented security information and event monitoring solution. They might have even been getting some alerts if there was an intruder activity on their network, but now we have to reevaluate in some cases, where are we really ready to have a mobile workforce when it comes to this idea of cybersecurity? Is that laptop that now sits inside of the user’s home network, is it safe and secure as far as we know, and if something goes wrong on that laptop, how are we to find out about it? How are we to know, do we have centralized management? Do we have the ability to read the logs across all of our systems, even though they’re in a hundred new places now, so that’s been a big shift. And I think I’ve seen a lot of shortfall in that area, to be honest with you, in terms of both the types of products that users/companies have, and have been able to deploy, and then the nature in which those products work together and centralize their administration.