Organizations are right to be concerned about shadowy hacker groups infiltrating their IT systems. According to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, 70 percent of security breaches can be traced to malicious external actors. Organized criminal groups were behind 55 percent of breaches, and 86 percent of breaches were financially motivated.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that IT strategies need to stay flexible. Experts had been saying for years that we were overdue for a pandemic, but no one anticipated that we’d need to retool our operations overnight due to lockdowns and social distancing requirements. Many scheduled projects and initiatives had to be put on hold so that IT staff could focus on enabling remote access.