2020 saw a gigantic shift of work occurring outside of traditional corporate offices. The trend toward a mobile, distributed workforce had been underway for some time, but the global pandemic kicked it into overdrive, with work from home transforming from a fringe benefit to a critical component in keeping businesses running successfully.
But for wholesale remote work to be viable, it needs to be secure and convenient. And when enterprises no longer can rely primarily on their network security infrastructure as their main defense against outside attacks, what does the new security ecosystem look like?
To answer this question and others related to security in the wake of the pandemic, Ping Identity surveyed over 1,300 senior executives across five countries. The Ping Identity Executive Survey discovered that despite challenging international economic conditions, executives are significantly increasing their investments in IT and information security, both in staff and technology. They are focusing on advancing identity security capabilities while also working to consolidate and rationalize their workforce identity procedures.
Excerpted highlights of the survey indicate that business leaders expect these combined efforts to help address issues of security and compliance as well as employee productivity, furthering the delivery of a superior experience regardless of where work is being done.