How to Manage Data Risk in the New Remote Reality

As a distributed workforce is now commonplace for organizations of all sizes, it is increasingly important for IT leaders to manage data risk. The foundation of productive and collaborative remote work is making sure that information sharing is secure not just for employees but also for third parties and custom-ers. Such an environment requires data classification, access manage-ment, device management, multi-factor authentication for users and encryption.

Unfortunately, many companies haven’t adapted well to supporting a remote workforce, from a data risk perspective. Some are overwhelmed by the complexity that’s inherent in having multiple platforms. Others aren’t properly using technology controls to limit what people can do with the content they access. And some are figuring out how to apply their in-office security rules to a work-from-home world.

In the new reality of a distributed workforce, I need to: