Report: 4 lessons learned for cybersecurity from the Corona pandemic

Report: 4 lessons learned for cybersecurity from the Corona pandemic
Report: 4 lessons learned for cybersecurity from the Corona pandemic
A report issued by Palo Alto Networks reviewed four main lessons learned from the Corona pandemic that business leaders need to understand when drawing up future cybersecurity strategies. Talking about the “post-Corona” stage may seem strange and premature, especially as infections are still on the rise around the world and are associated with With unfortunate deaths, but there is great optimism and hope in the global commitment and the success of scientists in reaching a vaccine in the end, and for this reason, it is necessary to start planning for what the future may bring of similar large threats, in order to ensure that there are adequate defenses and sufficient flexibility to face crises and the ability to continue Business strongly under it.

The four lessons are:

1. The work is no longer restricted or limited to the scope of the office

The virus pandemic was accompanied by a few bright aspects, which were awareness of how to work from remote locations and the methods to be followed for that. The conversation here is not limited to working from home only, as we live today in the era of “work from anywhere” and there is no way to go back, which is what It requires companies to design their business mechanisms, especially in terms of cybersecurity, based on this model. Regardless of the challenges related to companies ’capabilities in light of the pandemic,“ remote work ”unveiled major security gaps in organizations, and it was a harsh lesson – but it is Essential – in order to learn and benefit.

2. Moving to the cloud has become a necessity and is no longer just a future trend

The acceleration of the move to the cloud is a reality today, which means that finding a cybersecurity strategy in a cloud environment is a must. Many organizations have discovered the many operational benefits resulting from the ability to deliver applications and services through the cloud, but they have tested against what might happen when transferring sensitive data to and from the cloud environment without following the correct framework in cybersecurity. Today, cloud services have become a basic requirement for Rapid operation and business continuity, but to ensure this, cloud connections must be secure, secure, compliant, and adhere to applicable data handling policies.

3. Past security policies do not guarantee future success

If cybersecurity defenses were working properly in the past, it should not be assumed that they will continue to face emerging security threats in the future, and there is no doubt that cybersecurity challenges arising after the Corona pandemic will become more difficult and complex than previously, which requires learning to design new frameworks in cybersecurity. Reliable and large-scale customization, development and expansion of capacity in an era when new communications, applications and services are countless, and it is advisable to work more closely than ever with the company’s environment, including supply chains, cybersecurity partners and service providers.

4. Gathering security data is no longer sufficient

Organizations are needing additional methods to link seemingly disparate data in order to find the right cybersecurity context. As security operations centers, risk and data management experts, and business leaders throughout the organization are required to define the data context in order to take advantage of powerful analysis tools to inform decisions related to security risks, in addition to the need to raise the level of intelligence in methods of utilizing human and technical resources in order to deal with The risks are increasing and expanding.

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