The shelter-in-place orders and closure of non-essential businesses that have been implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19 have brought the need for business continuity to the forefront. Most enterprises have shifted to a work-from-home model that allows employees to continue working while adhering to social distancing measures. However, the massive shift to remote work brings a new challenge: continuing to secure the business while providing the flexibility and access that remote workers now require.
Security teams are seeing a spike in threats from hackers preying on this remote (and vulnerable) workforce. In fact, CNBC reported that one-third (36%) of executive-level survey respondents said that cyberthreats have increased as a majority of their employees work from home.
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