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Bitdefender expert on building a resilient enterprise security strategy b

Dan Pitman , Director of Product and Technical Marketing , Bitdefender
Businesses are investing in improving their cybersecurity after the pandemic – why is this ?
Businesses have increased their investment in improved cybersecurity post-pandemic for numerous reasons . There ' s the obvious one – which is where complexity went off the scale . As people transitioned to working from home , companies had to move to a more digital way of working – not just with their employees but also in their business practices . This necessitated an increase in their Digital Transformation velocity and the Digital Transformation for their end-users as well as within the organisation itself . So , complexity is essential from a cybersecurity perspective because complexity drives risk when we think about cybersecurity .
Enterprises are becoming increasingly concerned with the future of their security strategy post-pandemic . Dan Pitman , Director of Product and Technical Marketing , Bitdefender , tells Intelligent CISO ' s Ellen Flannery about the importance of navigating new cybersecurity solutions with an expanding hybrid and remote working workforce .
So , if we have more devices , more network connections or more users , that presents higher risk because it ' s harder to manage and understand all the different use-cases we might be faced with .
How have organisations adapted to an increased need for a more robust security strategy following the acceptance of a hybrid work culture ?
We ' ve seen more acceptance that businesses need a more profound cybersecurity solution ; with that , organisations have wanted to broaden their coverage to other areas . This can mean an increased level of detection on the endpoint , so more complex analytics using Machine Learning , for example , but it can also mean more visibility and coverage , which are very important .
If you think about hybrid working , users are more likely to use different applications than before . Additionally , they might be moving data around differently than before , so companies need to keep an eye on the systems they ' re managing . As such , having consolidated threat detection across all those areas has become a key focus for many enterprises and we definitely see that with our customer base wanting to increase their coverage beyond the endpoint .
The other side of that is when we think about those hybrid workers , they ’ re connected to corporate networks through private Internet Service Providers . This means enterprises need
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