“Now that everyone has shifted to work from home, it’s as if we’ve got 10,000 branches,” Goerlich said. “So the techniques we use aren’t scaling, the approaches we use aren’t scaling, we don’t have the manpower, the technology to possibly secure 10,000 branches.”
Excerpt from: Securing Remote Work in a Transformed World
That added complexity means security approaches that once defined work styles for decades now have to be reconsidered or retired — which means the moat needs a rethink.
“We start to talk about traditional IT as being this environment that had a hard-candy shell around it, or a castle with a moat,” said Kevin Swanson, a Microsoft Surface Specialist. “And you protected all of these outside threats from the things that were important to your business on the inside.
“That dynamic is changing.”