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A New Paper Suggests it’s Time to Think Differently about Segmentation
The perimeter protecting the network, once considered impregnable, has been degraded by advanced threats and an explosion in the number of connected devices (and apps running on them) and a new generation of predatory malware attacks.
Since the dawn of the networking era, enterprises built open (flat) networks to offer every user access to (almost) every application. Many of these networks are global, spanning business units and national boundaries with unprecedented connectivity. Amazing. Powerful. Everything and everyone is accessible.
Over the last few years there has been significant security improvements in public clouds. For example, AWS now offers transparent data encryption, key management and secure compute features. Unfortunately, even with the advances in public cloud computing, organizations like financial institutions have been unable to leverage these services because many analysts work in secure facilities that have no Internet access.
PrecisionAccess can be a force multiplier for your security team by future proofing your existing infrastructure against advanced attacks, including credential theft, predatory malware and man-in-the-middle. Software Defined Perimeter and Trust Assessment technology combine to obfuscate servers until user and device trust is established and access is granted to a single application or groups of applications.
One of the most significant new opportunities for public cloud is the processing and storage of regulated data. Until recently the idea was deemed heretical, mainly due to regulatory, compliance costs and the difficulty in interlocking physical and virtual security controls. That has changed due to a recent Vidder project for a public financial services firm with more than $10B in assets.
If you’re wondering what security challenges will look like in the near future study Ukraine, Russia’s testing ground for cyber war. Last week at Future In Review we heard a series of chilling predictions from one of Ukraine’s top cyber security officials, Dmytro Shymkiv, supplemented with insight from global infowar experts Bob Flores (former CTO of the CIA) and Phillip Lohaus (American Enterprise Institute). The panel has since been covered in Newsweek, The Daily Caller and Smartup.
Let’s face it. The current security stack of firewalls amalgamated with a dozen other security products has been rendered irrelevant by advanced cyberthreats, from predatory malware to credential theft and man-in-the-middle attacks. And with certainty we can predict more attacks (and larger attacks) into increasingly sensitive apps and databases.