The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed everyone inside four walls of their home. There is nothing more the companies can do, except letting their employees work from home. However, earlier all companies didn’t have a cloud-based infrastructure.
Now there are planning a migration plan to switch to a cloud-based infrastructure—the sudden need to migrate stems from cloud security and data management concerns.
Kon Leong, who is the CEO of ZL Technologies, says that companies must pay special attention to security. They must add extra protection above the network layer, particularly in the application and content layers, to watch out for internal threats. ZL Technologies has worked for Citibank, Wells Fargo, Honda, and Toyota.
There may be a threat inside the system already. Kon advises that analyzing data as well as who has access to it can help pin down who the bad actors. But if data is in silos analyzing and identifying may be tricky. However, regulations like Europe’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), treat data as data regardless of silos.
Many companies weren’t prepared for this, so they are working in hybrid, in multiple clouds. It is challenging to keep tabs on everyone’s device when they work from home. There may be security and data management concerns.
Global standards are now demanding a better infrastructure for remote working. And that’s only possible when companies adopt cloud security platform and operations. In the future, only a few of the employees may need to return to offices while the rest will work from home. So, IT companies are now planning a migration that will benefit security and data management.