As agencies rethink making temporary remote arrangements permanent, officials should start with proven ubiquitous encryption technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organizations to adapt to unprecedented numbers of personnel working remotely. Rather than just a temporary deviation, this seems likely to persist, with a recent Microsoft survey finding that 73% of employees want to continue to work from home after the pandemic. However, this "new normal" creates a significant security problem where IT resources, usually accessible only within the organization's local area network, or LAN, must now be made available remotely.
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