We have learned to shift from the world we once knew to the unknown; a place where our global population is living under new restrictions with enforced distancing around how we learn, shop, collaborate, and protect.

Our newfound recognition has also shown the dependency on digital connectivity. Whether getting the latest information and health guidance or adapting supply chains and sourcing equipment, we depend on the ability to connect across distance. It should come as no surprise then that this sudden shift to online living has led to unprecedented congestion, strain on critical infrastructure, and tragically, exposed the gap between those who are connected and those who are not.

According to Cyber Security Ventures, 51% of the global population had internet access in 2018, yet we need to move faster to connect 90% of our global population by 2030.

There remain two areas that must be prioritized to aid the growth and the benefits of a connected world: network connectivity and security, and network affordability.

Critical Infrastructure

Our interdependence of our supply chain is neither new nor tech-specific. Manufacturing has long-depended on parts from all over the world that produce food, gadgets, computers and many other products on which the economy and society as a whole depend.

Governments must work harder to ensure the continuity of the digital industry supply chains by streamlining customs and logistical processes, and classifying network equipment as essential infrastructure. Moving forward at the speed the economy requires, and delivering appropriately-classified essential infrastructure benefits all.

Cyber Hygiene

Cyber policy is entangled with everything and the choices we make now around encryption policies and product design will have dramatic ramifications for our security and basic human flourishing. Organizations must understand the importance of strong encryption because the network outages are not just about losing access to Netflix, but about losing livelihoods, and cyber insecurity is a very real threat to any economy’s recovery and overall health.

Digital Services Must Be Affordable

Access to the internet is life changing — especially in times of crisis. Organizations must take action making certain as many people as possible can connect to digital services. Whether providing discounted data or offering affordable packages for low income groups, businesses must expand connectivity to improve and save lives.

Perhaps the Public-Private partnerships are most critical as they can speed up delivery of affordable access and secure reliable connectivity to underserved areas and populations. Internet access is a public good and can reduce the sense of isolation during any period of confinement. Joining public and private technologies together and sharing resources will expand digital connections quicker than any other partnership on our globe.

How Can Network Event Orchestration Help? In the era of moving forward how we connect, we must explore new technologies that can foster innovation quicker, with greater results. LogZilla’s Network Event Orchestrator has become the single most viable solution for government and global enterprises to propel our digital connections while preserving compliance, privacy, and cost.

LogZilla’s patented ability to pre-filter any amount of log data with zero administrator requirements, ultimately frees up data storage and network bandwidth without increasing costs. This allows organizations to focus on the extension of their mission critical digital services and improve their supply chain processes without compromising security or time.

LogZilla is empowering our officials, service providers, financial institutions, educators, and first responders to allow any network, of any size, or any location to bend; no matter the global crisis or pressure.

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April 19, 2020

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