The COVID-19 pandemic radically altered the way millions of people around the world work, attend school, handle their financial transactions, visit their healthcare providers and more. Across all industries, people now collaborate with their co-workers, partners and customers by switching between video conference calls on multiple different platforms and sharing information through screen shares, chat windows and messaging services. While the adoption of digital collaboration technologies has been growing for several years, the pandemic dramatically accelerated this trend. Analysts estimate the global collaboration software market will more than double from $8.9 billion in 2019 to at least $23 billion by the end of 2020. This trial-by-fire success in remote work and the efficiencies it has introduced means the new work-from-anywhere era is likely here to stay even long after the pandemic subsides. This new business landscape brings unique security and compliance risks, for which many organizations are unprepared.
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Devin has more than 2 decades of experience in enterprise risk and compliance. The former CEO and Co-Founder of Nexgate, a pioneer in social and digital media compliance and security acquired by Proofpoint (PFPT) in 2014, he also held executive and leadership roles at Check Point, Neoteris, Websense, and more. In addition to living in 7 countries and speaking 3 languages, Devin is a frequent public speaker that is passionate about modern digital risk and compliance technology that helps businesses gain a competitive advantage.