Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID-19: Protecting Your Distributed Workforce and Preparing for the Future
Over the past six months, the cybersecurity landscape has undergone a seismic shift. Nearly overnight, corporate network perimeters expanded to include employees’ homes, new virtualized infrastructures and far more widespread usage of cloud applications. New challenges emerged. From how to keep newly remote teams engaged and collaborating productively to how to repair devices when many IT service providers weren’t able to offer field support, there were far more questions than answers.
By now, we’ve begun to adjust to this so-called “new normal,” and alternative investment firms are beginning to look to the future. A clear majority of employed Americans worked from home during the global pandemic, and 80 percent report that they enjoyed the experience. 69 percent say they were at least as productive if not more so when telecommuting.
From Google and Facebook to small asset managers seeking to reduce the expense of renting office space in dense urban centers, many companies w