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REMOTE AND HYBRID WORK SECURITY REPORT

REMOTE AND HYBRID WORK SECURITY REPORT
Survey uncovers the implications of remote work on organization ’ s security and network architectures , and how IT Security Leaders and Professionals are addressing the evolving needs of the hybrid workplace .
REMOTE AND HYBRID WORK SECURITY REPORT
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eEXECUTIVE SUMMARY

AN EXPLOSION IN REMOTE AND HYBRID WORK The global events of the past year have had a profound impact on the way many of us work , meet , shop and study . Undoubtedly , the shift to remote and hybrid work is one of the most important changes to have taken place as a result of Covid-19 .
As organizations raced to ensure business continuity starting in March of last year ( 2020 ), the demands placed on their remote access infrastructure exploded . For most organizations up to that point , network security infrastructure was designed to mainly support operations on-premises , in headquarters and branch offices , with only minor or marginal concessions made to support work-from-home and off-premises access .
THE DISTRIBUTED ENTERPRISE AND SASE With so many working remotely , organizations quickly realized that relying on network architecture that routes all traffic to the on-prem data center for traffic inspection no longer provided the speed and performance required to support what has been dubbed the digital workforce transformation , leading IT security professionals and leaders to rethink their network security strategy .
SURVEY OBJECTIVE
In this survey we sought to uncover the impact global events have had on organizations , particularly on IT and security strategies , including the extent to which remote work has affected organizations ’ security posture , operational overhead and its impact on users .
To uncover how IT and security professionals are dealing with these changes worldwide , we approached 450 IT security professionals , 50 % of them in a senior leadership role ( namely , director , VP or C-level executive ). u
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