Why Many CISOs Got Caught By The COVID-19 Pandemic
eWeek, April 27th, 2020
April 27, 2020,
Volume 265, Issue 5

eWEEK DATA POINTS: Being able to support a remote workforce, essentially overnight, under the guise of protecting lives, brings a whole new pressure to the role of CISO

"At a high level, the IT industry may have been caught with its pants down a bit in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Not because there aren't a lot of smart chief information security officers (CISOs) out there doing smart things, but rather in our/their ability to quickly adapt to an unprecedented scenario-and perform under an attack on personal safety.

We have always been afraid of a breach, but being able to support a remote workforce - essentially overnight - under the guise of protecting lives brought a whole new pressure to the role. Then, as we caught our breath, we had to adapt to a changing threat landscape..."

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