With the amount of sustained security attacks launched at enterprises over the last 5 plus years, network security has become an increasingly important topic to understand. This includes new methodologies and technologies that can be used to combat the proliferation of attacks. If you’re looking for a real solution, not just adding more boxes to your network, this is the article you won’t want to miss.
Daily news stories continue to document how enterprises are struggling with preventing breaches to their networks. All you have to do is read the 2016 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, or the 2016 HP Enterprise Cyber Security Report to see that network security continues to fall behind the ability to stop breaches. While the cause of the exact breaches may or may not differ (see the HP report which shows that the most exploited bug in 2014 continued to be the most exploited bug in 2015), what is undeniable is that the current conventional wisdom is not working. It doesn’t matter if you are using physical or virtual networks.