Businesses of all types have been going digital at their own pace, but the coronavirus pandemic has indisputably sped up the process. In the wake of shutdown orders, retailers and restaurants had to quickly modify their game plan. Many stores and eateries had crafted their business model around inviting people into their space to be served. For safety reasons, interactions now should be short and involve as little contact as possible. As a result, numerous businesses in the retail industry risked being left behind if they were unable to keep up with changing trends and new requirements.
“Trust is a fragile thing — hard to earn, easy to lose.”— M.J. Arlidge
For years, technology architecture was built on the premise that you’re safe behind the firewall on known and trusted devices, simply because they were placed on the domain. But as cybercriminals have become more skilled and cybersecurity attack vectors and breach methods more sophisticated, a perimeter security model is no longer strong enough to ensure the level of protection modern companies want and need. Zero Trust is quickly becoming the gold standard approach, particularly as remote work scales and device proliferation continues.