Financial Review 25 November 2020
As organisations establish or accelerate their cloud strategy in response to COVID-19, a digital workspace offers a more robust and secure way for staff to work from afar, rather than cobbling together make-shift remote access which can leave a business vulnerable.
Remote working during the pandemic has significantly increased the risk of a successful ransomware attack, according to KPMG. This is due to a combination of weaker controls on home IT networks and a higher likelihood of users clicking on COVID-themed ransomware lure emails.
The need to configure access to various business systems and deploy remote-working capabilities within days, rather than weeks or months, has also seen some organisations inadvertently compromise on security in their rush to respond to the pandemic.