Softeng participated on June 9 in the Cybersecurity 2020 virtual event organized by IDG Research, in which the main cybersecurity trends were explored and analyzed during the crisis caused by COVID19.
The concept of cybersecurity has completely changed to adapt to a new paradigm of massive teleworking and an exponential growth of cyber attacks that try to take advantage of the health crisis, to enter companies through remote workers. The virtual event Cybersecurity 2020 deepened in these new challenges with the collaboration of companies in the cybersecurity sector and CISO’s of companies of recognized prestige that shared knowledge, experiences and solutions to optimize the security of any company.
Telecommuting is here to stay
The day began with IDG Research, explaining that the companies have lived two stages in these months of alarm. In the first stage, companies tried to ensure business continuity in a hasty way and without being able to pay particular attention to protection, which has led to significant security breaches. In this second stage, the current one, companies are facing this new normality in which telework has come to stay and their need for protection to continue this new scenario.
How to protect our companies in the new era of telework
Our CEO, Carlos Colell, participated with a presentation in which he began explaining the current scenario in which companies find themselves and how the rush towards telework has revealed that companies were not prepared to adopt the necessary security measures.
Carlos then explained about the most common security errors in companies, among which is having a password-based security strategy; stressing that companies must understand that the passwords of some user will be exposed securely, sooner or later and therefore new measures must be taken, for example, the double factor of authentication. Also, another common mistake is having several security solutions from different manufacturers, which results in a lack of communication between products, requires more dedication and causes a longer reaction time.
Finally, he spoke about the strategy to improve security and concrete recommendations to overcome the most common challenges and protect companies in this new normal.
If you want to know more, see the IDG Research summary HERE