COVID-19: Secure Business Continuity Outside of the IT Perimeter

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Concerns over COVID-19 are leading to a plummeting stock market, rampant misinformation, and cancelled conferences worldwide. Amplified by recommendations from the CDC to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak, businesses are strongly considering mandatory remote work for their employees. 

However, remote work, especially on a company-wide scale, presents a unique challenge for cybersecurity professionals. In information security, we have heard “the perimeter is dead” for years. Now is the time that we test that theory, as some companies look at completely closing physical access to buildings at scale in the coming weeks.

The IT perimeter definitely exists; we can point to firewalls and DMZs and a loose correlation in most companies between some types of digital assets and the physical boundaries of the company. But the notion that the perimeter can stop serious, advanced attacks has long been put to rest. The real test now is if the business can survive outside of the perimeter, immediately, and if so, how to secure it. Listen in for insights from Sam Curry on maintaining business continuity outside of the perimeter. 

Why you’ll want to watch:

  • Identify and learn how to address the three problems any business must solve for handling X-demics.
  • Address the 6 considerations to secure a remote workforce. 
  • Gain three actionable next steps you need to prepare for a company-wide remote work scenario.
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About our presenters_




Sam Curry is a security visionary and thought leader and has been interviewed by hundreds of journalists, has published broadly and has talked in media on security trends, threats and the impact of "cyber" on us all. He recently won an Award as a 30 year visionary from SC Magazine and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute. Previously, Sam was CTO & CISO for Arbor Networks (Danaher and NetScout) and was CSO & SVP R&D at Microstrategy in addition to senior, executive security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA (the Security Division of EMC, where he was a distinguished engineer and Fellow nominee) as CSO, Chief Technologist and SVP of Product. Sam also has 24 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs (in the IoT security space) in addition to a number of advisor-ships across the security spectrum.

Charlie Winckless, Cyber Security Solutions Director, PRESIDIO

Security-focused leader and team member with a proven track record of innovation and thought leadership. Broadly experienced helping strategize, architect, and implement business-risk focused security solutions across the people, process, and technology domains for organizations of many sizes and many risk profiles. Unrelentingly passionate about ensuring that solutions are appropriate for the organization and outcomes are mapped to the actual risks.