Many security projects—no matter how important—fade away, either due to budget limitations, scarce resources or lack of prioritization. However, the sudden shift to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many of these initiatives to the forefront, and they are now gaining traction that should outlast the pandemic.
This experience has opened up distinct opportunities for a new and more aggressive type of cyber attack that is interested in damaging or slowing business more so than the traditional goal of scamming money. Therefore, now is a much more critical time to harden the security of our systems.
The pandemic may be causing cyber security initiatives to rise to the top of the priority list, but the need to pursue these initiatives will remain long after. Organizations need to take this time to prioritize a meaningful investment in cyber security that will continue to protect them once the world shifts to the post-pandemic normal.