The transition to remote and hybrid working has led enterprises to radically revise the way they operate. This has thrown up a variety of new challenges in ensuring systems remain secure.
Industry experts give us their views on what security issues businesses will face as we head into 2022.
Keith Hollender, global cybersecurity practice lead at MorganFranklin Consulting thinks the move to remote working will lead to more insider threats. “Whether purposeful or accidental, we will see a rise in insider threats and data loss challenges amidst the continued remote work environment. From verifying identities to ensuring sensitive information isn’t stolen, it will remain difficult to control what employees do outside of the office as they remotely access files and systems. For example, organizations will need to grant access to employees but can’t always tell if their identity is legitimate. To secure remote work, it will require very strong identity and access management controls, less privileged access, and more logging and monitoring which are all challenging to execute. Due to these factors, it will remain very easy for threat actors to circumvent remote access controls in 2022.”
Devin Redmond CEO and co-founder of Theta Lake also thinks businesses need a better way to secure remote collaboration tools:
“With 91 percent of companies using between two and six collaboration platforms like Teams, Webex, Zoom, Slack, and more, organizations will seek a better way to apply consistent security and compliance policies across platforms.
More examples of liability from leaked chats, online meetings, and similar digital channels will hurt organizations across industries. This is likely to include sensitive and private data from individuals as well as organizations along with examples of bad behavior leading to investigation, censure, employee termination, and more.”