Michael Suby, IDC, Research Vice President, Security & Trust, IDC
COVID-19 is pushing the boundaries of the IT estate outward. Over 35% of organizations surveyed in late-April 2020 indicated that they will be adapting their long-term IT strategies to accommodate greater instances of remote working and work from home. With this, security alarms are sounding. A near equal percentage of organizations point to cybersecurity and privacy associated with remote working and work from home as their biggest challenge. Security professionals already confronting the difficult objectives of maintaining business resiliency and protecting sensitive information from a constant barrage of cyber threats, an expanded and highly dynamic IT estate adds to their challenges. Favorably, there are sound strategies that can alleviate the security risks of IT estate expansion while supporting the agility digital organizations require. Please join Mr. Suby as he outlines the challenges and shares recommended strategies.