While most industries were steadily headed toward more virtual collaboration, no one was ready for the abrupt speed and scale of a global digital workplace adoption spurred on by a pandemic. Nor was anyone prepared for the risks.

As major corporations announce extended or permanent work-from-home policies, it is also clear the current collaboration-first environment will be part of the ongoing reality of information sharing and communication for organizations. In fact, the new workplace is really inside of the collaboration and communication platforms being used, and the risks are now inside these tools too.

There have been abundant articles addressing tactical measures to resolve recent security challenges from Zoom-bombing to over-sharing sensitive information onscreen, but given that the virtual workplace will remain in some form indefinitely, organizations need a long-term strategy to understand and manage these new risks.

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Devin Redmond

Author Devin Redmond

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.

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