Designing security for a remote-first workforce requires revisiting where and how security and risk management leaders, including CISOs, direct efforts.
According to this report from Gartner, organizations should focus on employees’ remote work practices, technology constraints, applications and data to build scalable security programs for remote workers.
CISOs and security teams face these challenges when designing cybersecurity for an increasingly distributed workforce:
- Scaling with a brand new mindset when envisioning enterprise-scale distributed work
- The one-size-fits-all full-tunnel VPN model does not scale for cloud-first or work-from-home-first environments
- Solving performance bottlenecks by increasing capacity when scaling for remote work is at best a band-aid approach, and does not work for the long term
- As distributed work becomes the new norm, remote access infrastructure becomes a critical service, requiring more stringent availability SLAs than what’s offered in a single VPN gateway
Download this report for a deep-dive into details of these key challenges, and recommendations on where and how to focus your security efforts on.