Avoid central points of failure or compromise.
This fundamental tenet of information security applies not only to systems and networks, but to individuals during a time of pandemic. Key cybersecurity staff, more often than not, possess singular knowledge of an organization’s infrastructure, including credentials. What happens if COVID-19 incapacitates a critical member of the security team for an extended time—or worse?
While the odds of any given individual winding up in the intensive care unit because of COVID-19 is small, given a large enough employee pool a certain number will inevitably become severely ill. Ensuring that no individual’s absence grinds your business to a halt should be top of mind for every security leader right now.
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