Cybersecurity has evolved with these changing times due to COVID-19 situations. The priorities have shifted and so have the IT budgets.
-How does Cybersecurity look in the current situation?
-What can you do to manage your IT budgets?
-Which technological areas you shall be focusing on and investing in?
-How will the new world look like in terms of cybersecurity?
Get your questions answered in this exclusive webinar where Industry leader Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, CISO Standard Chartered Bank & Microsoft MVP is joined by Mohd Mobasseri, CEO of emt Distribution.
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Jun 15, 2020 03:00 PM in Dubai
- COVID-19 has changed how people work, and cybersecurity needs to reflect this new normal.
- As networks and cloud environments stretch to accommodate the new reality, edge security strategies must be extended.
- The challenge here is not new technology, but old mindsets.
For businesses all over the world, adjusting to the new realities created by COVID-19 has been an incredible challenge. From a technology perspective, the crisis has forced companies to make massive changes – from meeting the needs served by suddenly shuttered workspaces, to scaling the tools required to connect entire workforces now isolated at home.
For IT teams that are already stretched thin, just getting the tactical tools and techniques needed for business continuity up and running has been a massive undertaking complicated by intense time pressures. But all of that was just the beginning. To protect and strengthen those efforts, we must now go beyond initial tactical approaches to adjust underlying security strategies and workplace philosophies as well.
For many companies, the biggest obstacle will not be the technology; it will be the ability to recognize that these short-term disruptions are here for the long-term, if not actually permanent. It is also critical that we begin now to seize the opportunity presented by these cultural and technological shifts to embrace a more strategic approach to security. Just as it has been very difficult for some companies to embrace the principles and practices of working remotely, some organizations may still attempt to cling to a network model that doesn’t really reflect the form or function of how their cloud and networks must now operate.
But the fact is, the primary organizing concept in many organizations’ network strategy — that there is a centre, and then there is everything else — is gone. To adjust, the principles and practices we use to secure what we once called the edge must now be adapted to and scaled across the entire network.
For many of us, this is not a new necessity. For years, security professionals have advised companies to adjust their security strategy to secure the remote edge, not just the traditional core network perimeter, and to employ security-driven networking. Even so, nobody could have predicted just how quickly and fundamentally those changes would be forced on us in the wake of COVID-19. We may never entirely go back to what we knew as normal. And perhaps the most dangerous thing we could do now is to leave our expanded edge strategy out on the edge.
Moving forward, edge security, cloud security and network security must be synonymous. A security-driven networking strategy that blends the entire distributed network into a single, coherent solution is no longer optional – it will be an imperative. Fusing networking, the cloud and security must be the foundational structure of not only what is done now, but also of any innovations to come.
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