Dynamic leader, undeterred by challenge, with +25 years of proven innovation in Information Security and Digital Transformation. Emmanuel possesses a unique talent for adopting emerging technologies to define, enhance, and successfully implement multifaceted projects all the way to completion using Agile methodologies.
My passion is for executing complex and challenging projects with a focus on optimizing the use of resources (on-shore and off-shore), getting the best of team members – motivating personnel, imparting the organization’s vision and ensuring complete cohesion and enterprise-wide achievement.
According to Google Trends, searches for “business continuity planning” skyrocketed on March 12, around the same time the US declared a national emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic forced this oft-overlooked back-office function into the spotlight, bringing along with it economic turmoil.
One third of small and medium businesses (SMBs) use free, consumer-grade cybersecurity tools, one fifth maintain no endpoint security, and 43 percent have no cybersecurity defence plans, placing their business-critical assets at risk.
This is a critical oversight. The economic fallout from COVID-19 is a stark reminder that SMBs make up the vast majority of the nation’s businesses at the local level. Small businesses comprise 99.9 percent of all businesses and employ nearly half of all workers.
It is clear that whilst efforts are being made to contain the coronavirus, there will be a long-term impact upon society, and therefore a long-term impact upon the cybersecurity industry also. So, having looked at what the short-term consequences could be, Infosecurity now assesses the longer-term impact, and where we could be by the end of 2020.
The move towards remote working will need to be reconsidered, as “education of users is key when looking to keep an organization safe” and while he didn’t believe that this will change too much, the focus of that education will probably be specific towards remote working.