internal segmentation


As is the case across most of today’s industries, the latest IT technological advances like the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobility have all blurred the lines between traditional network boundaries, making them harder to secure by the day. Security challenges are escalating in part because there are an increasing number of network access points that can open doors to sensitive financial data. For example, many devices inside of today’s financial networks, such as routers and switches, are not security aware. Once these devices... [Read More]
by RSS Bill Hogan  |  May 05, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For many of us in the Security Industry, the possibility of using Internet of Things (IoT) devices as a launchpad for an attack has been mostly theoretical. However, information obtained after the massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the services offered by DYN.com appears to show that the threat is real and immediate. The definition of IoT is often a little vague. Generally speaking, I consider any device with an IP address associated with it to be some sort of an IoT device, though not all of them are problems. The ones... [Read More]
by RSS Ken McAlpine  |  Feb 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Look at any M&A due diligence checklist and you’ll see the same things: financials, customer information, sales, real estate, intellectual property, contracts—and the list goes on. One thing you may not see is information security, and that can be a crucial mistake. Like any other critical component of running a business, security needs to be right at the top of the list for M&A due diligence. When combining two companies, they often have different and sometimes even incompatible systems and data. That can create opportunities... [Read More]
by RSS Drew Del Matto  |  Dec 12, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The Internet of Things (networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints, or "things," that communicate without human interaction using embedded IP connectivity) is the next industrial revolution. Estimates say there will be 24 Billion IoT devices installed by 2020, and $6 Trillion will be invested in IoT devices over the next 5 years. With that kind of growth and investment, protecting each of these “things” and their corresponding interactions with other components, including our networks, will be critical. So where is this... [Read More]
by RSS Daniel Cole  |  Sep 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In our everyday lives we all seem to be continually looking for knowledge or information to help improve a situation, or at least make sure we don’t end up in a bad one.  Let’s take for example, traffic.  If we live or work in a crowded city with lots of traffic, we are always looking to understand where the traffic jams and accidents are, and discover where the best routes are before we drive home from work so we can avoid getting stuck in traffic.  This behavior seems second nature to us. Most of the time, we do it without... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Aug 23, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Q: Why are conventional firewalls no longer enough? A: They never were to begin with. We caught up with Don Kopanoff at HIMSS 2016 to talk about the current state of security – and for him, it’s all about the rising complexity of threats. Last year, for example, upwards of 90 percent of identified viruses were unknown to the firewalls they infiltrated – meaning that if a firewall’s definitions aren’t aggressively updated, each passing day presents a new vulnerability. The increasing reliance on distributed... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 20, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
With the network perimeter disappearing before our eyes, a new model of firewall deployment represents an untapped opportunity for the security channel that shouldn’t be ignored.  Here are the top four reasons you should pay attention to Internal Segmentation Firewalls (ISFW): 1. The traditional “edge” firewall is no longer enough. As enterprise organizations adopt the latest IT technologies like Mobility and Cloud – and look ahead to things like container security – one unintended result is the expansion... [Read More]
by RSS Joe Sykora  |  Nov 19, 2015  |  Filed in: Business and Technology