Equifax CEO Mark Begor was brought on after the high-profile breach to upgrade the company’s security. Equifax spent more than $1 billion and hired some 1,000 IT and security people over the past two years. Today’s columnist, Liviu Arsene, offers tips for managing security during the pandemic and beyond. As part of the program, Arsene says security pros must explain their ideas in plain English to top management so they buy-in – preferably before a major breach takes place. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Companies will feel the effects of the global pandemic for several years, and many businesses won’t survive the transformation tsunami that’s slowly, but surely coming. Organizations that survive won’t stay the same, and that also applies to their security practices. Security teams have to identify the cybersecurity obstacles the company faces and explain them to top management.

Cyberattacks have been on the rise for several years. More and more criminal groups have appeared on the world stage, looking to grab a slice of an ever-expanding cybercrime pie. Cybersecurity defenses scaled along with the attacks, but then came COVID-19 and the situation suddenly got worse.

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