EMBRACING A ZERO TRUST STRATEGY: The New “Normal” Demands a New Security Model

With the many benefits of remote work for both organizations and employees have come significant cybersecurity challenges. While remote work was on an upswing prior to COVID-19, telecommuting was the exception, not the norm. Most white-collar employees worked in offices. Now, those employees are accessing the same systems and data, but they’re doing so from multiple residential locations, possibly using devices and apps that haven’t been approved by organizational IT administrators. Over half of U.S. respondents (45%) to a recent Ponemon survey of security personnel report concerns about the lack of physical security in remote employees’ workspaces, and 67% said that remote employees’ use of personal mobile devices to access work systems has hurt their organizations’ security posture.