White Paper

Cybersecurity After the Pandemic

This paper highlights top cybersecurity events and trends during the pandemic and how the lessons learned will influence post-pandemic service assurance and cybersecurity strategies.

Executive Summary:

  • Core principles of enterprise cybersecurity best practice had to be temporarily overlooked in the stampede to remote working and cloud service adoption that followed the COVID-19 lockdowns of March and April 2020.
  • Fixing those mistakes to get cybersecurity posture back to pre-pandemic levels has been preoccupying security teams. But as the peak of the crisis passes, there’s an opportunity to learn from the impact of the pandemic to improve cybersecurity posture.
  • The pandemic’s legacy for cybersecurity should be a secure innovation culture; convergence of network and security at the edge; better segmentation of network domains at home; and concerted action against ransomware.