2020 will go down as the year of the largest shift in work culture in generations. Organizations became 100% remote workforces within a matter of hours or a few days, and some previously with a non-existent or partial remote work infrastructure. This shift put remote work and collaborative technologies to the test at a scale that we have never seen before. Today’s employees are logging in from their kitchen tables to email, slack, airdrop and message their colleagues. And while they are all focused on getting their work done, what might not be so apparent is that they are also opening up their companies to heightened data risk.
The simple truth is old-school technologies that were designed to prevent data from moving outside traditional security perimeters were never built to safeguard collaborative workforces. And if they weren’t equipped to protect routine cloud collaboration, how can they possibly handle the highly distributed workforces and huge influx of remote workers we are seeing today?
The implications? This unprecedented situation is going to shine a light on gaps in the security stack that have existed for some time. So, what can companies do to help secure this growing remote workforce?
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