In just a few short months, COVID-19 has changed enterprise operations and, in almost all cases, changed them permanently. The environments that CISOs have to protect and that CIOs have to maintain has completely flipped since last year (from 90% internal to 90% external) and that dramatically shapes how employees or contractors interact with their employers and clients.
Amid the hardships, costs and deaths, enterprises are looking to come out of the pandemic disaster in a stronger position. Corporate executives who have for decades resisted widespread corporate telecommuting, are now accepting the work-from-home shift and many are even impressed by it. Security operations are now getting the green light for vast digitization and upgrades that they have been pursuing for years.