COVID-19 has influenced almost all areas of our lives and in some cases changed them drastically. The pandemic has also had a considerable impact on the need for and perception of IT and IT security: For example, large sections of the population have come to understand the relevance of data security. This became clear, for example, in the debates about the Corona warning app and digital vaccination cards in relation to health data and geotracking.
Companies and public institutions are increasingly relocating work and learning sites to the private sphere or to the home office . Many schools and businesses have developed ad hoc solutions for ongoing operations using digital tools and implemented them under time pressure. The companies' top priority was initially to keep operations running.
As a result, digital "stopgap" solutions for home offices and remote access were created in many places, which are not suitable for continuous operation - especially in terms of security. As the overall situation lasts longer, it is time to transform these "emergency solutions" into stable secure solutions - a difficult task in itself.