Digital transformation & Covid: how a focus on safety can help protect against digital pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has closed offices and displaced workers to their homes, causing a transition we have not anticipated nor seen before. This is similar to digital transformation, where companies are moving to the cloud & changing their businesses to survive or be left behind in a new digital world. With these changes we have seen an overwhelming increase in the number of cyber-attacks over the past year. Fortune magazine online has just proclaimed, “A Digital Pandemic Tops off Coronavirus Woes.”

As we continue to adapt to a new normal in our lives and businesses, it is clear that we need to protect both our employees & also our digital assets & networks. Any compromise to corporate data would be catastrophic. The same is true for employees, who must learn to protect themselves & their families while they try to work in the pandemic era.

Modern organizations must evolve to a cloud friendly world, while maintaining security as more data traverses networks out of their control. We can use this change as a learning opportunity, and I will make a few comparisons to the COVID-19 global pandemic as a way towards helping prevent a real digital pandemic.

A talk by

David Madden

Senior Director, Business Development | Thales Group