Hybrid Work Is Here: Is Your Security Strategy Ready for It?

An “everywhere,” hybrid workforce is no longer concept, but reality. But securing hybrid workplaces requires big changes to how IT security gets done, argues Jason Lee, the CISO of Zoom in this Expert Insight.

The “everywhere” workforce is no longer a concept, it is a reality. 

While hybrid work creates flexibility and scalability, it presents a complex IT challenge that requires a more thoughtful approach to security. Exposure points become exponential as employees work from offices, homes, coffee shops, airports, and more, tasking IT with securing and controlling a diverse set of environments.

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This requires security leaders to design a strategy that helps protect employees no matter where they are or what they do, one rooted in the variability and flexibility associated with this new world of work. 

Everything starts (and ends) with endpoints

A distributed workforce results in disparate data, which is particularly tricky in an era of growing data privacy regulation. Data protection and privacy are fundamental to the success of any organization — compromised or mishandled information has consequences, chief among them: damaged customer trust. 

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