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For many companies, the goal for the first half of this year was simple: digitally transform, or risk going out of business. This meant, to continue functioning amid a raging pandemic, they needed to execute “emergency digital transformations” to enable employees to work from home, and to enable formerly manual processes to be conducted digitally.
In fact, a May 2020 survey conducted by MariaDB found that 40% of respondents are fast-tracking their move to the cloud due to COVID-19.
Now that we’re nearing the end of 2020, and most organizations have completed their urgent cloud projects and adjusted to the COVID-19 economy, a new challenge is surfacing: the impending security and compliance reckoning resulting from all of this rapid and forced digital transformation.
Preventing a Security and Compliance Crisis
Though companies may be out of the woods when it comes to the “stay-in-business” crisis they faced earlier this year, they are now in a vulnerable position from a security and compliance perspective.
The reason for this is that, in the hurry to get digital processes and technologies deployed as quickly as possible, cybersecurity teams weren’t given the necessary time to perform their normal security and compliance checks. Rather, security and compliance …
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