Remote work and the required changes in cybersecurity for corporations across the globe dominate the news this week. A remote workforce requires stricter authentication practices, laying off members of remote workforce requires careful consideration, and the need for human contact in the age of COVID-19 creates potentially dangerous breaches through video conferencing.
Billions Will Be Spent on Video Conferencing in 2020
A recent forecast from Garter, predicts that spending on cloud-based web conferencing for end-users will grow by 24.3% in 2020. This same forecast also predicts that by 2024, in-person meetings will shrink to about 25% of all meetings. OneLogin found that about 33% of users admitted to using their corporate video conferencing app for social engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The growing need for and use of video conferencing in both the professional and personal arenas has created novel cybersecurity risks that companies across the globe must grapple with. Read more at TechRadar.
A Third of Global Workers Admit to Using Corporate Zoom Accounts for Online Socializing During Covid-19 Lockdown
A survey by OneLogin reveals that abrupt growth in the use of video conferencing has created major cyber vulnerabilities. 5000 subjects across the US and Europe participated with 60% of Americans admitting that they’ve had their online accounts compromised since the COVID-19 outbreak sent workers home. A staggering 10% of those that were compromised across the globe neglected to change their passwords after the compromise. Read more details in the report at Teiss.
10 Tips for Maintaining Information Security During Layoffs
Over 40 million Americans applied for unemployment in the last 10 weeks, affecting nearly every imaginable industry. The struggling economy due to the coronavirus outbreak has made layoffs an unfortunate fact of life. A recent report from security firm Tessian showed that up to one-third of laid-off employees admitted to taking company documents with them after dismissal with US employees almost twice as likely to do this. Since working from home is on the rise alongside a struggling economy due to the coronavirus outbreak, securing company data during layoffs has become a tricky business. Read the ten tips to help transition at DarkReading.
Podcast: Why Identity Access Management is the New Perimeter
Cody Hackett and Brian Johnson talk about the changing corporate landscape and how identity access management (IAM) is changing alongside it. Access and authentication have to be more sophisticated now than ever before, especially due to the sharp rise in remote work. Businesses need to keep up. Find out what Johnson suggests in this podcast from ThreatPost.