Advice From Security Experts: How to Approach Security in the New Normal

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Dan Dinnar

A year ago, work from home (WFH) emerged as the "new normal" for organizations seeking to keep their staffers safe from COVID-19. Today, companies are viewing WFH as simply, well, the norm, as 83% of IT managers are planning or have planned for a long-term transition to remote working.

In many circumstances, the arrangements have increased productivity and efficiency. But they also bring on risks: Three-quarters of IT professionals are concerned that their response to security threats is less effective due to employees working remotely, and 63% have less than 90% visibility of remote endpoints. Seven of 10 indicate that the pandemic has negatively affected their ability to patch endpoints and enforce compliance.

Given the challenges, we recently asked a selection of top security managers and

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