Virtual Boardroom


The new workforce: how to manage and secure dispersed teams

February 3, 2021  |  3:00pm CET

In association with

Do you have workforce strategies in place for post-COVID-19 recovery?

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the first priority had been crisis response and the virtualisation of the workforce. Business leaders are increasingly concerned about actively planning for continued disruption. Even with the most sophisticated protections in place, it’s near impossible to fully predict where disruption will originate. Technology is not infallible, people make mistakes, and bad actors will never stop looking for a way in.

The associated risks grow exponentially in the context of the digital world and with the ‘new normal’ of working from home. An irreversible dependence on technology and deeply connected supply chains add up to the potential for a true disruption domino effect, while growing regulatory requirements layer on even more complexity.

Attackers can bypass defences and operate inside an email network, using compromised accounts or social engineering to send bad things inside and out. Employees are also susceptible to opening attachments, clicking on links, and falling for scams. Unsurprisingly, human error is a factor in the overwhelming majority of successful attacks. How are we coping with all these challenges and how do we organise our IT defences in organisations where people are combining working from home as well as in the office, something that will be norm as we go into 2021.

Key drivers for attendance:

  • Organisations see an increase in attacks spread from user to user and from employees to customers and partners
  • Gain insight into how to manage a complex security ecosystem with disparate platforms and technologies
  • How to optimise existing investments to create the best possible defence for office and remote workers
  • Consequence of the IT and security new normal regarding the use of corporate laptops and phone as well as BYOD

Join Mimecast and other senior IT leaders and decision makers as we highlight the key challenges and preparations which need to be made for shaping the “new normal” way of working to ensure organisations are prepared to thrive.

    Boardroom Speakers.

    Sander Hofman

    Sander Hofman

    Manager of Sales Engineering - Central Europe, Mimecast

    Sander has spent the majority of his career striving to understand how technology can help organizations. In the early years he started in the public sector, moving forward to consulting and start working internationally.

    Outside of work Sander is addicted to Coffee and is a weekend barista. He loves to spend time home with his wife and only son Oliver. He recently pick-up the idea to do a restoration of an old Renault 4 from 1987. Before he accepted the role at Mimecast, he was Technical Sales Office 365 team for Microsoft Netherlands.

    Paul Jansen

    Paul Jansen

    Sales Director, Mimecast

    Paul has headed up Mimecast’s team in the Benelux and Nordics since 2018, with a focus on expanding in these new territories. This by working with partners and MSP’s on both winning new customers but also levering the Mimecast platform within existing customers by introducing new product and services.

    Why Attend.

    This virtual boardroom will equip you with real-life case studies and insights, enabling you to unite with your peers to openly discuss the continued period of planning which will see your workforce return to the new ‘modified’ normal as a result of the long-lasting, changes to business that we have seen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. By participating you will:

    • How long-term priorities or projects have changed given the events of the past year – what is now at the top of the list?
    • Understand how the pandemic may affect organisations operations, workforce models and security strategies in the long term
    • How to incorporate the right strategies and having the right skill set in place
    • Gain insight into how to reduce added pressure on maintaining continuity no matter how Covid-19 plays out
    • Join your senior peers to find more efficient ways to embrace a distributed and dynamic workforce
    • Better understand the challenges faced and shared by your peers – a sharing of perspectives

    Solution Partner.

    Mimecast is a cybersecurity provider that helps thousands of organizations worldwide make email safer, restore trust and strengthen cyber resilience. Known for safeguarding customers against dangerous email, Mimecast’s expanded cloud suite enables organizations to implement a comprehensive cyber resilience strategy. From email and web security, archive, and data protection, to awareness training, uptime assurance and more, Mimecast helps organizations stand strong in the face of cyberattacks, human error and technical failure. 

    Our customer engagement teams and Security Operations Center help organizations of all sizes with proactive support and actionable intelligence. Our easy to use and deploy cybersecurity platform with open APIs makes customers’ existing investments more valuable and teams smarter. The collective intelligence gathered across our global customer base and strong partner network provides a community defence that helps make the world a more resilient place.  

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