For executives in the IT and security spaces, the current climate offers reasons to worry.
As workers become accustomed to new flexibility in the workplace, hybrid and remote work options present more challenges. Users want to access corporate resources from their own devices without the inconvenience of onerous security protocols or giving up their privacy.
As digital estates are growing, attacks are increasing in size and sophistication. Serious threats are real, even for small and midsize businesses, as explored in this breakdown of theH0lyGh0st ransomware.
IT and security professionals must manage their endpoints and users to counter these threats and maintain efficiency. Historically, these roles have been distinct. IT administrators commonly siloed the processes and tools used to monitor user activity, device health, and compliance. Security operations (SecOps) teams deploy their tools, often running a separate agent on endpoints managed through a dedicated, isolated console. While historically these departments have had different goals for a good reason, this continued separation hinders the collaboration needed to achieve a Zero Trust security model. As explored in this blog post about the federal Zero Trust strategy, the Zero Trust model is recognized as the new standard for the United States government and should be adopted by other organizations.