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In this new remote workforce world we now find ourselves in, the threat landscape has shifted once more. For many organizations this if the first time that they find their workers outside the comfort of the office and its security safeguards and thrust into the unknown of the home office life. This shift opens new areas of vulnerability to organizations that they have not had to face before. The change to a remote workforce is stretching security professionals and requires that they are able to maintain the same level of protection remotely that they had previously been providing within the office environment for their users.
I recently interviewed leaders from a few of our partners and our Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Jeff Marshall, to talk about the recent COVID-19 quarantine and impact to a newly expanded remote workforce.
Thousands of business across the country and millions of shelter-in-place employees are taking advantage of Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect to remote computers, access data on in-house networked devices, and collaborate directly on a remote desktop computer.
Datashield is an organization that’s core focus is security. In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are taking guidance from the CDC and implementing changes to protect the health of our employees and customers. Read more about the official policies at ADT.com/coronavirus.