The Coronavirus Impact on IT and Cybersecurity

The Coronavirus Impact on IT and Cybersecurity

April 17, 2020 by investor

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso — your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

The Coronavirus pandemic impacts many parts of the economy including IT and cybersecurity.

We’ll see changes in the following ways:

With the shift to distributed employees and remote work, there will be more people logging in from remote locations. This opens the door for more cybersecurity attacks.

Remote users with their own devices will take more time to monitor and repair when attacked.

Remote devices will need login and access to databases and other resources. These devices with access to critical data will need to be secured. 

It’s important to monitor data wherever it is stored, even if it’s at a remote location. 

Data can spread, making it harder to define and protect that data. 

Collaboration tools open up risks for cyber attack. Ease-of-use software means easy to attack.  Encryption tools need to be applied to collaboration and messaging tools. 

Security-breach plans need to account for the new remote workforce. 

Remote workers have been in use for some time, but with the entire company on remote work format, this brings a new challenge to cybersecurity.

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