From phishing emails targeting employees to hackers looking to gain sensitive data, there’s a wide-range of areas that need to be protected, as we examine the impact the pandemic has had one-year later on federal remote workers. And these security threats continue as we head into a post-pandemic environment.
Although the security environment has already drastically changed for remote workers, how can federal agencies stay secure when employees continue to work remotely and access sensitive data? And what trends are coming to the forefront?
These were the key themes for the fourth part of the Government Technology Insider Federal Remote Worker Podcast Series -One Year Later. Allan Russell, Senior Security Manager for Public Sector at Verizon and Brian Golden, Public Sector Cybersecurity Solutions Executive at Verizon, discussed this topic further.
“The environment has changed a lot over the last year,” said Russell. “When people initially left offices to work remotely, our first concern was not security, but making sure people had good access to the corporate networks for their work. Security was definitely lagging behind at first, but what put a focus on security was the SolarWinds breach. That shined a light on the importance of security and our priorities quickly changed for federal workers, and how security and the network were looked at as we moved forward.”
Listen to the full podcast below: