The pandemic has created an extremely unsafe and volatile environment for cybersecurity teams. Overnight, 80 to 100 percent of the workforce began working remotely. Large enterprises and organizations have become a favorite target of hackers who have been lying in wait for a significant disruption like this.
Geoff Coulehan, MixMode’s Head of Strategic Alliances, joined Secrutiny’s “Magnify Podcast,” to discuss the priorities CISOs should focus on to better protect their now-remote team of employees. He shares insights from his conversations with cybersecurity leaders over the last couple of months including:
- The technical and operational changes they are making on the back end to accommodate the changing landscape of remote employees.
- The traditional ways of establishing and understanding an organization’s normal network traffic behavior has been thrown out the window overnight.
- Security teams are now bombarded with remote access, support, and security requests from a remote team, making prioritization a big challenge.
- The shortage of experienced security professionals who are able to address security issues in a normal environment, let alone this new remote environment.
Furthermore, Geoff discusses the trends he is hearing about as a result of organizations reaching a breaking point of deploying too many security systems and the overwhelming amount of false-positives that these systems produce.
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