Protecting digital assets is becoming harder and harder, for one alarming reason: most organizations have poorly prepared for the deluge of cloud-based applications and end-point devices. This transformation has created vulnerabilities well beyond any corporate-controlled environment, expanding the potential for data breaches into completely unchartered territory.
As the enterprise perimeter dissolves, cybersecurity today must extend beyond simply protecting on-premises data. Anyone authorized to have access to data and applications should have the flexibility of using any device, on any network, from any location. This ever-increasing desire for seamless access has created a corresponding need for end-to-end security across a myriad of applications, data centers, and devices. The cost of failing to do so is potentially huge. According to a recent study sponsored by IBM, the average cost of a single data breach is over $3 million.
Originally conceived by Forrester, the “zero-trust” model has been gaining momentum, from Google’s BeyondCorp to Gartner’s Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust Assessment (CARTA). If implemented properly, zero-trust has the power to transform the industry.
- What are the implications of default-deny?
- Will micro-segmentation and software-defined perimeters offer enough protection?
- Is zero-trust security destined to become mainstream?
Randy Wood, VP, Public Sector, Akamai Technologies
Amir Sharif, Co-Founder, Aporeto
Andrew Rubin, CEO and Co-Founder, Illumio
Pere Monclus, VP and CTO Networking and Security BU, VMware (also CoFounder and CTO of Plumgrid)
Deepak Jeevankumar, Managing Director, Dell Technologies Capital