Mental inertia. That’s what it is. I have noticed that most professionals contributing to enterprise network security continue to operate under the following tenets which have shaped their behaviors for decades:
- The corporate network is vastly important.
- It is critical to secure all aspects of this vastly important resource.
- Embedding security into the network is the most efficient way to achieve the desired level of security in this vastly important environment.
Three decades of adhering to these tenets have resulted in highly connected global company operations, but at a very high cost accompanied by rapidly diminishing security.