“Pandemic” was the word of the year, with runners up including quarantine, coronavirus and asymptomatic. They make sense, of course, but two phrases that should also be included in that list are “remote worker” (or work from home, take your pick) and “new normal.”
In the cybersecurity world, everything revolved the remote worker as soon as the pandemic hit the country hard. How do you connect them securely? How do you keep them from making mistakes that could lead to cyberthreats? The challenge was real, and it will continue to vex cybersecurity teams for a long time because, well, this is our new normal.