COVID-19 turned our world upside down. While work from home wasn’t on most organizations’ priority lists before March 2020, what started as a health crisis quickly became the ultimate test in enterprise resilience and agility. Many organizations’ risk posture changed significantly with this transition to a remote workforce. Not many were set up to make this shift from a technology, data security and visibility perspective.
In an effort to keep business moving forward, we witnessed IT teams adopt and then reactively deploy sanctioned cloud applications, in many cases, for the first time. Collaboration tools like Zoom, Slack and Microsoft Teams have since become workforce essentials. While IT was in the midst of rapidly deploying these technologies, some employees took the path of least resistance in the absence of sanctioned collaboration tools. They downloaded freeware or shadow IT solutions to fill tool gaps that were preventing them from getting their work done. With new risks being introduced to the organization’s sensitive data, terms like “Zoombombing” emerged; opportunistic hackers monetized the tragedy by targeting home networks; and new phishing scams were launched, masked as COVID-19 updates or financial resources.
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