Your Covid-19 response has set you up for increased security risks in 2021. IT departments scrambled to support staff as they shifted to working from home. That effort was remarkable and successful, but it’s time to consider the security ramifications.
Among the pressing issues is the danger of shadow IT, long the bane of IT departments everywhere. During the pandemic, 47 percent of IT specialists say they saw users turning to shadow IT to get their work done. It’s understandable: stuck at home, often without sufficient training to do everything they needed to do, many workers were not equipped to be their own IT departments.