Global pandemic opening up can of security worms

The whole article is a good summary of ‘where are we now’. One message that comes out is that, because of economic uncertainty, security budgets and projects are being frozen or cut just at the time when the threat landscape drives the need for greater investment (disclosure: I sell security services so I’m biased)…:

[…] Mihoko Matsubara, NTT’s chief cybersecurity strategist, said: “We’re now more vulnerable because so many companies have shifted abruptly to work-from-home and remote work arrangements.” She noted that 45% of organisations in Asia-Pacific had yet to provide training to guide employees on how to work securely when doing so remotely.

Budgets also were likely to have been cut due to the uncertain economic climate, which further compounded the problem, Matsubara said.


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